Staff

Carol Follett, Web Developer
Photo of Carol FollettCarol Follett
Web Developer, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
cfollett@wesleyseminary.edu
New phone number (202) 664-5705

Carol Follett is a Web Developer for the Lewis Center. In addition to working with the Lewis Center’s electronic publications, she develops and maintains the Lewis Center’s online programs, including the Lewis Pastoral Leadership Inventory (LPLI™),Keeping Our Sacred Trust, and other online courses for professional development and continuing education.

Ms. Follett worked for a number of years as a newsroom Web editor and research librarian at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. More recently, she was employed as a Web developer and programmer in private industry. She also has experience in the human resources and training field.

Education

  • Master of Theological Studies, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Matthew Lyons, Marketing Manager
Photo of Matthew LyonsMatthew Lyons
Marketing Manager, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
mlyons@wesleyseminary.edu
New phone number (202) 664-5703

Matthew Lyons is marketing manager for the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. He joined the staff in August 2010 and oversees marketing, advertising, branding, social media, and public relations. Mr. Lyons has more than 20 years of marketing experience in varied environments, including non-profit, for-profit, and association. He has worked in the travel, software, healthcare, and construction industries. His past titles include desktop publisher, copywriter/editor, webmaster, manager, and director.

Education

  • Master of Arts, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, 2010.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism-Advertising, Summa Cum Laude, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 1991.

 

Articles

 

Leadership

  • English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries, Arlington, VA. Director, Arlington Forest-Mount Olivet.

 

Awards

  • Best Advertising/Promotional/Marketing Campaign, Travel Weekly, 1999.
  • Best Advertising Campaign, United Way, 1993.
  • Copywriter of the Year, Marshall University, 1991.
Dr. Ann A. Michel, Associate Director
Photo of Dr. Ann A. MichelDr. Ann A. Michel
Associate Director, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Lecturer in Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary
amichel@wesleyseminary.edu
New phone number (202) 664-5702

Dr. Ann A. Michel has served as associate director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership since 2005. She is editor of the Lewis Center’s online newsletter, Leading Ideas. She also serves as an adjunct member of the faculty of Wesley Theological Seminary, supporting the Lewis Center’s curricular offerings as a lecturer in church leadership.

Michel is a seminary-educated layperson who has served in the professional ministry since 1994. She spent many years on the senior staff of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (the National Church of United Methodism), most recently as director of mission and outreach. She has experience in a wide range of ministries, including evangelism, communications, adult education, stewardship, women’s programs, homeless ministries, and world service.

Michel is a native of Illinois who has lived in the District of Columbia for over three decades. Early in her career, she worked in government relations.

Education

  • Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., 2011.
  • Master of Theological Studies, Summa Cum Laude, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., 2000.
  • Bachelor of Science in Speech, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1980.

 

Books

 

Recent Articles

 

Courses Taught

  • Healthy Stewardship in the Local Church
  • Best Practices in Church Leadership and Administration
  • Transformative Leadership (United Methodist Course of Study)

 

Leadership

  • Metropolitan House Homeless Ministry, Washington, DC. A founding director and current board member.
  • United Methodist Women. Has held office at the local, district and conference level.
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, Maryland. Board of Trustees Member, 2007-2010. Vice Chair of the Board, 2009 – 2010. Chair of the Touchstone Endowment Campaign, 2008-2010.

 

Awards

  • Awarded a Benjamin E. Cooper Advocacy Award by the Community Council for the Homeless, October 2009, for service to the homeless.
  • Received the St. Andrews’s Episcopal School Parents Association Leadership and Service Award for 2010.
Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr., Director
Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr. Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.
Director, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism (an E. Stanley Jones Professorship) and Professor of Urban Ministry
dpowe@wesleyseminary.edu
(202) 664-5706

The Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr., is an ordained elder in the Baltimore/Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Powe is committed to helping urban congregations and congregations in transitional areas to flourish through community partnering. His research interest are church revitalization, urban theology, and Methodist theology.

Education

  • Ph.D. Emory University, Systematic Theology, Atlanta, Georgia
  • M.DIV. Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Summa Cum Laude
  • B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University, Economic-Management, Delaware, Ohio, Magna Cum Laude

 

Books

Stephanie Remington, Research Manager
Stephanie RemingtonStephanie Remington
Research Manager, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
sremington@wesleyseminary.edu
(202) 664-5701

Stephanie Remington joined the staff in August 2017 as research manager for the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. She handles all day-to-day administrative responsibilities and is the point of contact for online programs such as the Lewis Pastoral Leadership Inventory and Keeping our Sacred Trust.

Stephanie is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has more than fifteen years of pastoral leadership experience in the local church. She has a rich history of developing leaders for community outreach ministries, and has been the recipient of numerous awards on behalf of the congregations and organizations she has served for their missional work within their communities.

Education

  • Master of Divinity (hons), Specialization: Evangelism, Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major: Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, New Jersey, 2007.

 

Awards

  • Excellence in Education — Business Award from Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, 2016.
  • Business of the Year — North Kansas City School District, 2016.
  • Ruberta Kimbrell Award — St. Paul School of Theology, 2011.
  • Unity Award — Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, 2007.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award — University of Central Missouri, 2007.
Reina Villanueva, Multimedia Specialist
Photo of Reina VillanuevaReina Villanueva
Multimedia Specialist, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
rvillanueva@wesleyseminary.edu
New phone number (202) 664-5704

Reina Villanueva is a Multimedia Specialist for the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. She joined the staff in 2016 and produces photo, video, and graphics content. While earning her undergraduate degree, Villanueva worked with the communications departments for several non-profit and religious organizations. Her past work has been featured on Maryland Public Television, PBS, NBC4 Washington, and Studio Gallery DC.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications: Film and Media Arts, American University, Washington, DC, 2015.

 

Awards

  • Non-Fiction Bronze, TiVA Peer Awards, 2015.
  • Best Environmental Film, Visions Awards, 2015.
  • Long-Form Non-Fiction Outstanding Student Production, NATAS Emmy Awards, 2014.
Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., Senior Consultant
Photo of Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
Senior Consultant, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary
lovettw@wesleyseminary.edu
(202) 885-8621

Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., is distinguished professor of church leadership and senior consultant of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

Weems was the founding director of the Lewis Center in 2003, coming to the position after 18 years as president of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He became senior consultant in 2017. A native of Mississippi, he was a local church pastor in that state for many years. His years in local church ministry in Mississippi were marked by emphasis on both evangelism and social concerns. His work in Mississippi led the distinguished Mississippi writer Willie Morris to describe him as “one of the persons who added much to the growing civility of Mississippi.”

Education

  • Dr. Weems is a graduate of Millsaps College; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; and Wesley Theological Seminary. He holds honorary degrees from Baker University, Central Methodist University, and Millsaps College.

Books

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