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Vitae



ORDINATION

December 11, 1977, Cermak Baptist Church, Chicago, IL.

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Director, Consultation Ministries, Inc., 2006 - present.

INTENTIONAL INTERIM PASTORATES

currently First Baptist Church of Mebane, Mebane, NC,
2010-2013, Moffett Memorial Baptist Church, Danville, VA
2007-2009, First Baptist Church of Richlands, Richlands, NC
2000-2001, First Baptist Church of Elon, Elon, NC
1998-2000, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Pittsboro, NC
1996-1997, Aversboro Road Baptist Church, Garner, NC
1994-1996, Benson Baptist Church, Benson, NC
1992-1994, Madison Avenue Baptist Church, Goldsboro, NC

PASTORAL AND STAFF EXPERIENCE

2002-2006, Pastor, Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Lutherville, MD
1983-1991, Pastor, Smithfield Baptist Church, Smithfield, KY
1981-1983, Church Administrator, First Baptist Church, Hialeah, FL
1978-1981, Pastor, Central Boulevard Baptist Church, Miami, FL
1975-1977, Assistant Pastor, Cermak Baptist Church, Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

SEMINARY AND GRADUATE SCHOOL

Master of Theology (Th.M.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992, Louisville, KY.
          Thesis: A Hermeneutic for Pastors' Counseling from the Perspective of Story Theology

Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1987, Louisville, KY.

Florida International University:  Master of Business Administration program - attended two years, 1980-1981, Miami, FL.

COLLEGE

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Florida, 1974, Gainesville, FL.

OTHER EXTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Coach Training
A four-phase, one year program involving sixty hours intensive training in executive coaching sponsored by Wake Forest University and the Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem, NC 2010.

Transitional Interim Ministry
A four-phase, one year training program for transition ministry by Appreciative Inquiry provided by the Clergy Leadership Institute, Hillsboro, OR 2009.

Intentional Interim Ministry
A three-phase, six-month, hands-on training program provided by the Interim Ministry Network though the Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem, NC 1992.

Church Consultation Training
A one-year intensive, hands-on training program to equip individuals to serve as consultants to congregations, sponsored by the Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem, NC 1995-1996.

School for Discernmentarians
The integration of spirituality with administration/governance for boards, councils, staffs and assemblies of faith communities. Center for Transforming Religious Leadership, Kansas City, KS, 1998.

Programs below are from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Bethesda, MD. Shalem Extension Programs

Spiritual Guidance Program
A two-year extensive program for spiritual directors in the Christian contemplative tradition involving study of the spiritual classics and spirituality for modern times, 2000-2001.

Shalem Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership
A 16-month extensive program to nurture the spiritual heart and leadership of clergy in congregations, providing a spiritual foundation for authentic vision and action, 2002-2004.

On Being a Retreat Leader, 2007

Creating and Sustaining Spiritual Direction Groups, 2007

ASSOCIATIONS

Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist/Transition Consultant,
Association for Intentional Interim Ministry
Interim Ministry Network, Professional Transition Specialist
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Certificate in Spiritual Guidance
Shalem Society for Contemplative Leadership

Community Activities

President, Valleys Ministerium (ecumenical association of local pastors), 2005-2007 for oversight of United Churches Assistance Network (UCAN) to the homeless and distressed.

Conflict Mediator, Durham Dispute Settlement Center, Durham, NC, 1992-1994. This mediation involved structured mediation conferences with plaintiffs and defendants of small claims court cases.

Volunteer, VA Hospital during Desert Storm, Louisville, KY, 1991.

Participated in the establishment of the Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT) due to the high number of suicides in Henry County, KY, 1988.

MILITARY

United States Air Force, Radio Intercept Analysis Specialist.
Assignments: Texas, Japan, Viet Nam, 1968-1972.

REFERENCES

Provided upon request.
Director@ConsultMin.com
2902 Bainbridge Dr Apt B, Durham, NC 27713, 919-564-6061
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Photography by Larry Glover-Wetherington, Copyright´┐Ż 2001.
 

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