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Adam B. Snell

Adam B. Snell is senior pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington, Maryland, and is in the church leadership Doctor of Ministry program at Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton is pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas and the author of numerous books published by Abingdon Press.

3 Articles

Alan Roxburgh
Alan Roxburgh

Alan Roxburgh is a pastor, teacher, writer, and consultant. Through The Missional Network, he leads conferences, seminars and consultations across North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the UK.

1 Articles

Alan Rudnick

Alan R. Rudnick is the author of The Work of the Associate Pastor (Judson Press, 2012). He participated in the Lewis Center for Church Leadership’s Lewis Fellows leadership development program for young clergy in 2010–2011.

2 Articles

Amy Butler

Amy Butler is pastor of The Riverside Church in New York City. She is an alumna of the Lewis Center’s Lewis Fellows program, a leadership development cohort for outstanding young clergy. She earned her Doctor of Ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

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Amy Forbus

Amy Forbus is editor of the Arkansas United Methodist, a publication of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

1 Articles

Amy Yarnall

Amy Yarnall is the senior pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in the Peninsula-Delaware United Methodist Conference and was a Lewis Fellow.

1 Articles

Andrew Conard

Andrew Conard is the preacher at First United Methodist Church El Dorado, Kansas.

2 Articles

Andy Langford

Andy Langford is senior pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Concord, North Carolina.

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Ann A. Michel

Dr. Ann A. Michel is associate director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary and teaches in the areas of stewardship and leadership. She is also the author of Synergy: A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers (Abingdon, 2017).

47 Articles

Anthony B. Robinson

Anthony B. Robinson is president of Congregational Leadership Northwest, a Seattle-based ecumenical group that offers leadership education and support for congregational leaders. A United Church of Christ pastor, he is the author of many books.

1 Articles

Asa Lee
Asa J. Lee

Asa J. Lee is Associate Dean for Community Life at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC

3 Articles

Bill Wilson

Dr. Bill Wilson heads the Center for Healthy Churches in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

2 Articles

Bob Crossman

Bob Crossman is a New Church Strategist with Path One, General Board of Discipleship, United Methodist Church.

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Bob Farr

Bob Farr is director of congregational excellence in the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Bob Whitsel
Bob Whitesel

Bob Whitesel is the founding professor of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is the author of twelve books helping churches bring about healthy change including re:MIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color (Abingdon Press, 2016) with Mark DeYmaz.

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Brad M. Griffin
Brad Griffin

Brad M. Griffin, MDiv, is the associate director of the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, blogger, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor with Kara Powell and Jake Mulder of Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church (Baker Books, 2016).

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Brandon J. O’Brien

Brandon J. O’Brien is Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and director of OBU at New Life Church.

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Brian Bauknight

Brian Bauknight is senior minister emeritus of Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and coordinator of leadership development for the Western Pennsylvania Conference.

4 Articles

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Brian Hehn

Brian Hehn is the Director of The Center for Congregational Song, a new resource and education center by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada that will launch in October 2017. He is active as a drumming clinician, worship leader, and song enlivener across the U.S. and Canada for many different denominations as well as ecumenical gatherings.

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Brian William

Brian William served as pastor of Burlington United Methodist Church in Burlington, Illinois.

1 Articles

Bryan Collier

Bryan Collier is founding pastor of The Orchard: A United Methodist Congregation in Tupelo, Mississippi.

1 Articles

Byoung Sam Kim

The Rev. Dr. Byoung Sam Kim is lead pastor of Manna Church near Seoul, South Korea. He is also President of World Human Bridge (NGO), and an Adjunct Professor at Methodist Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea.

2 Articles

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Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is founding and teaching pastor of Connexus Community Church in Barrie, Ontario, Canada; a popular blogger and podcaster; and author of bestselling books. Visit his website at CareyNieuwhof.com.

2 Articles

Carol Howard Merritt

Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Carol Howard Merritt is a popular speaker, writer, and blogger, especially on the topic of ministering in a new generation. She is the author of Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation (Alban, 2010) and Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation (Alban, 2007).

1 Articles

Cary S. Miller

The Rev. Cary S. “Buddy” Miller is the founder of Stewardship Consulting Services, LLC, which helps churches through capital stewardship campaigns and stewardship enhancement initiatives.

1 Articles

Cathy Abbott

Cathy Abbott is superintendent of the Arlington District in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

1 Articles

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

Cesie Delve Scheuermann is a consultant in stewardship, development, and grant writing and a lay leader in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. You can connect with Cesie at inspiringgenerosity@gmail.com.

4 Articles

Charles A. Parker

Dr. Charles A. Parker is Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.

1 Articles

Charles Arn

Charles Arn is a former president of the American Society of Church Growth

1 Articles

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Charles R. Lane

Charles “Chuck” Lane is a consultant with Kairos Christian Resource Development group. He previously served as director for stewardship key leaders for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He is the author of Ask, Thank Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation (Augsburg Fortress, 2006).

1 Articles

Charles Stone

Charles Stone is Lead Pastor at West Park Church in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of several books including People Pleasing Pastors: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Approval Motivated Leadership.

2 Articles

Charley Reeb
Charley Reeb

Charley Reeb is senior pastor of Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Known as a gifted preacher, he blogs about preaching at charleyreeb.com. His new book, That'll Preach!: 5 Simple Steps to Your Best Sermon Ever (Abingdon Press), comes out in May 2017.

2 Articles

Chris Duckworth

Chris Duckworth is pastor of New Joy Lutheran Church in Westfield, Indiana. He is also a Chaplain in the Indiana Army National Guard. His blog is The Lutheran Zephyr.

1 Articles

Chris Folmsbee

Chris Folmsbee is Director of Discipleship Ministries at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.

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Chris Holmes

After serving many years as a pastor and then a superintendent in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, Chris Holmes now works full-time as a coach and coach-trainer across several denominations. In 2008 the International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed Chris as a coach, and in 2009 the United Methodist Church endorsed him for the ministry of coaching. He also serves on the coach training faculty of Auburn Seminary.

2 Articles

Chris Ruddell

Chris Ruddell participated in the Lewis Center for Church Leadership’s Lewis Fellows leadership development program for young clergy in 2011-2012. He currently works as a Mobile Software Developer for the Museum of the Bible. Previously he was associate pastor at Bixby First United Methodist Church in Morris, Oklahoma.

1 Articles

Christine Chakoian

Christine Chakoian is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Christopher F. Poch

Christopher F. Poch is author of "Managing Your Wealth: A Must-Read for Affluent Families."

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Claudia Greer

Claudia Greer currently works as a writer at Montgomery College in Maryland. She worked for many years as a resource editor at the Alban Institute.

1 Articles

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Clayton L. Smith

Clayton Smith is Executive Pastor for Stewardship and Generosity at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.

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Clif Christopher

J. Clif Christopher is a noted speaker and writer on financial stewardship and founder of Horizons Stewardship Company.

5 Articles

Connie Cole Jeske

Dr. Connie J. Cole Jeske is executive minister at First United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Craig Gilliam

W. Craig Gilliam is the Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.

2 Articles

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

Curtiss Paul DeYoung is professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Cynthia D. Weems

Dr. Cynthia D. Weems is the District Superintendent of the Southeast District in the Florida Annual Conference. She has served church in Florida and Kansas. She participated in the Lewis Center's Lewis Fellows program for outstanding young clergy in 2005-2006.

4 Articles

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Cynthia Woolever

Cynthia Woolever is research director of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, coeditor of The Parish Paper, and formerly a professor of sociology of religious organizations at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, Hartford Seminary.

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Dan Hotchkiss

Dan Hotchkiss, long-time senior consultant for the Alban Institute, now consults independently on strategic planning, board governance, and staff development. He can be reached through the Congregational Consulting Group.

3 Articles

Dan Pezet

Dan Pezet is Director of Congregational Vitality for the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.

4 Articles

Daniel Hilty
Daniel Hilty

Daniel Hilty is Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City, Missouri.

1 Articles

Daniel Kerlin

Daniel Kerlin is pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Mifflin, Pennsylvania. He is a student in Wesley Seminary’s Course of Study.

2 Articles

Daniel O. Aleshire

Dan Aleshire is executive director of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

1 Articles

Dave Ponting

David Ponting is an Anglican priest who formerly served as Director of Stewardship and Financial Development for the Anglican Diocese of Niagara in Canada.

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David Abbott

In 2011, David Abbott was named District Supeintendent of the New Hampshire District of the United Methodist Church in New England

1 Articles

David Gray

David Gray is pastor of Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland, and a graduate of Wesley Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program in Church Leadership.

2 Articles

David M. Boan

David M. Boan is associate professor of psychology at Wheaton College and cordirector of the college’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. He is author, with Jamie D. Aten, of “Disaster Ministry Handbook” (Intervarsity Press, 2016).

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David McAllister-Wilson

David McAllister-Wilson is president of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

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David Putman

David Putman is founding leader of Planting the Gospel and serves as a Lead Navigator with Auxano, which provides resources for vision clarity. Previously, he served as Executive Pastor of Mountain Lake Church and Co-founder of churchplanters.com.

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David R. Brubaker

David Brubaker has consulted on organizational development and conflict transformation in the U.S. and in a dozen other countries. He is the author of Promise and Peril, an Alban book on managing change and conflict in congregations.

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David R. Ray

David R. Ray is a United Church of Christ pastor in Maine. He has written and taught extensively on smaller churches.

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David Rich

David Rich is a minister, educator, and consultant in helping pastors and congregations finish strong. Formerly he was Director of the Retirement Planning Program for the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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David Weesner

David A. Weesner is superintendent of the Central District of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church. Previously, he served as pastor of Salem United Methodist Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Deborah Bruce

Deborah Bruce was research manager for the Research Services office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and project manager for the monumental U.S. Congregational Life Surveys conducted in 2001 and 2008. She passed away in 2012.

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Denise Janssen

Denise Janssen is assistant professor of Christian Education at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

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Dianne Cochran

The Rev. Dianne Cochran is a retired pastor from the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and is the former pastor of pastor of Union United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Don Nations

Dr. Don Nations, a former pastor and church planter, is founder of DNA Coaching, which provides consulting and coaching to business and churches.

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Dottie Escobedo-Frank

Dottie Escobedo Frank is a pastor and District Superintendent in the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is also a speaker and writer, and her work has centered on church revitalization, worship and preaching, and multicultural ministry.

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Dottie Yunger

Dottie is the senior pastor of Solomons United Methodist Church in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference.

2 Articles

Doug Anderson

Doug Anderson is a well-known consultant and workshop leader.

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Doug Lewis

G. Douglass Lewis, for whom the Lewis Center for Church Leadership is named, was president of Wesley Theological Seminary from 1982-2002. Since retirement, he has consulted widely with seminaries in the areas of governance, leadership, strategic planning, and development.

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Doug Powe

F. Douglas Powe holds the James C. Logan Chair in Evangelism (an E. Stanley Jones Professorship) and is a Professor of Urban Ministry and Director of the Institute for Community Engagement at Wesley Theological Seminary. Effective July 1, Dr. Powe will become the Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

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Douglas Ruffle
Douglas Ruffle

Douglas Ruffle serves as Interim Associate General Secretary of Path1 — New Church Starts at Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church. He served as a missionary in Argentina from 1979 to 1987.

2 Articles

Dwayne Bruce

Dwayne Bruce is pastor of Beulah African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sumter, South Carolina.

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Dwight J. Zscheile

Dwight J. Zscheile is associate professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary.

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Earl Creps

Dr. Earl Creps is author of Off Road Discipline: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders and Reverse Mentoring: How Young Leaders Can Transform the Church and Why We Should Let Them, both in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series.

1 Articles

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research, a prolific author, and well-known conference and seminar leader. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books.

2 Articles

Eileen Guenther

Eileen Guenther is professor of church music at Wesley Theological Seminary and former president of the American Guild of Organists. She is the author of Rivals or a Team? Clergy-Musician Relationships in the Twenty-First Century (MorningStar Music Publishers, 2012).

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Elizabeth Evans Hagan

Elizabeth Evans Hagan is ordained in the American Baptist tradition. For six years she served churches in the Washington, DC area. More recently, she served as an interim pastor in Oklahoma. Hagan is an alumna of the Lewis Center’s Lewis Fellows leadership development program for young clergy. She maintains a blog, Peacher on the Plaza: Finding Faith in Everyday Life.

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Elizabeth Mitchell Clement

Elizabeth Mitchell Clement is clergy in the United Church of Christ. She served as regional director of Calling Congregations at The Fund for Theological Education.

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Emanuel Cleaver III

Emanuel Cleaver III is senior pastor at St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of Pastor on Track: Reclaiming Our True Role (Abingdon Press, 2014). Emanuel participated in the Lewis Center's Lewis Fellows program for outstanding young clergy in 2008-2009.

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Eric Seiberling

Eric Seiberling writes for United Methodist Communications.

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Erika Gara

Erika Gara is lead pastor of Hope United Methodist Church in Torrance, California.

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Eugene A. Blair

From 2009 - 2012, Eugene A. Blair served as superintendent of the Flint District in the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church. He currently is a youth counselor and educator in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Faith Fowler

Faith Fowler is the pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and has served since 1994 as executive director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit nonprofit agency that responds to poverty with programs for food, health care, housing and employment.

2 Articles

Fiona Haworth

Fiona Haworth, former director of talent for Southwest Airlines, has held several leadership roles in the church.

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Gary A. Shockley

Gary Shockley is a member of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, currently living in North Carolina. He is the author of The Meandering Way: Leading by Following the Spirit (Alban, 2007) and Imagining Church: Seeing Hope in a World of Change (Alban, 2009).

2 Articles

Gary L. McIntosh

Gary L. McIntosh is a professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot School of Theology.

2 Articles

George Bullard

George Bullard is Ministry Partner and Strategic Coordinator of The Columbia Partnership in Hickory, North Carolina, which provides coaching, consulting, and other resources for churches

1 Articles

Gerald W. Keucher

Gerald W. Keucher is an Episcopal priest who has helped lead two parishes from the brink of collapse and is now working with a third

2 Articles

Gil Rendle

Gil Rendle is an independent consultant and serves as senior consultant with the Institute for Clergy and Congregational Excellence of the Texas Methodist Foundation.

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Ginger Anderson-Larson

Ginger Anderson-Larson is pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Olin, Iowa, and Zion Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Iowa, and adjunct instructor of spiritual formation at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

1 Articles

Glynis LaBarre

Glynis LaBarre is a transformation strategist for the American Baptist Home Mission Society.

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Graham Standish

Graham Standish is pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. He is an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Tyndale Theological Seminary in Toronto. He blogs at ngrahamstandish.org.

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Guy M. Williams

Guy M. Williams is senior pastor of United Methodist Temple, Port Arthur, Texas,

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Hal Knight

Henry H. Knight III is the Donald and Pearl Wright Professor of Wesleyan Studies at Saint Paul School of Theology.

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Hannah Adair Bonner

Hannah Bonner leads The Shout, a new worshipping community out of St. John’s Downtown in Houston, Texas. Her writing and photographs can be found at Soul Unbound.

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Heather Bradley

Heather Bradley is an executive coach and human relations specialist. She is co-author with Miriam Bamberger Grogan of Switch Off: The Clergy Guide to Preserving Energy and Passion for Ministry (Abingdon, 2016).

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Heber Brown

Heber M. Brown, III is pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He participated in the Lewis Fellows, the Lewis Center's leadership development program for young clergy, in 2010 - 2011. He also earned a Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Henry G. Brinton

Henry G. Brinton is senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Henry H. Knight III

Since 1993, Henry H. Knight III (Hal) has taught at Saint Paul School of Theology in Overland Park, Kansas. His passion is enabling persons to work for Wesleyan renewal through growth in the knowledge and love of God and neighbor and participation in God's mission in the world.

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Ingrid Dvirnak

M. Ingrid Dvirnak is a leader in the American Baptist Church and a co-author of Empowering Laity, Engaging Leaders: Tapping the Root for Ministry, (Judson Press, 2012).

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Jacob Armstrong

Jacob Armstrong is the founding pastor of Providence United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

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Jacqueline Lewis

Jacqueline Lewis is pastor of Middle Collegiate Church, a multicultural congregation in New York City. She is the author of The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leading Multiracial and Multicultural Congregations, the most recent book in the Lewis Center’s series with Abingdon Press, Discoveries: Insights for Church Leadership. The Power of Stories can be purchased at Amazon.

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Jake McGlothin

Jake McGlothin is director of serve ministries at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia. He is the author of The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships (Abingdon, 2017)

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Jake Mulder
Jake Mulder

Jake Mulder is the director of strategic initiatives at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). He is pursuing a PhD at Fuller Theological Seminary and is a coauthor with Kara Powell and Brad Griffin of Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church (Baker Books, 2016).

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James Lemler

James Lemler is priest-in-charge of historic Christ Episcopal Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, and former director of mission for the Episcopal Church and dean of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

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James P Amerson

James P. Amerson is pastor of St.Paul United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. He is coauthor, with Melvin Amerson, of Fruit for Celebrating the Offering (2011).

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Jamie D. Aten

Jamie D. Aten is a professor of psychology at Wheaton College and codirector of the college’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. He is author, with David M. Boan, of “Disaster Ministry Handbook” (Intervarsity Press, 2016).

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Jan Rivero

Jan Rivero is pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. She previously directed the Wesley Foundations at the University of Virginia and later at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her D. Min in Campus Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2006.

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Jane Donovan

Dr. Jane Donovan is a lecturer in religious studies at West Virginia University.

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Janet Craswell

Janet Craswell is Director of Christian Education at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.

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Janet Cromwell

Janet Cromwell is Wesley Foundation Director at the University of Oregon.

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Janet T. Jamieson

Janet T. Jamieson is associate professor of business at the University of Dubuque.

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Janice Huie

Janice Riggle Huie serves as bishop of the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and is former president of the Council of Bishops.

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Jasmine Smothers

Jasmine Smothers is the former associate director of the office of connectional ministries for the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is currently serving as the Pastor-In-Charge of Atlanta First United Methodist Church

3 Articles

Jeffrey S. Rogers

Jeffrey S. Rogers currently serves as dean of graduate studies at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. He has had a thirty-year career in higher education and ministry, including ten years as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. Jeff is the author of Building a House for All God’s Children (Abingdon, 2008).

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Jessica Anschutz

Jessica Anschutz is senior pastor of a cluster of three United Methodist churches in the Hudson Valley of New York. Previously, she was associate pastor of Park Avenue United Methodist Church in New York City. She participated in the Lewis Fellows program, the Lewis Center's leadership development program for young clergy in 2010 - 2011.

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Jessicah Krey Duckworth

Jessicah Krey Duckworth is a program director in the religion division of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Previously she was on the faculties of Luther Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary. She is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Jill Fox

Jill Fox led the Volunteer Development Ministry at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, for eight years. She is author, with Leith Anderson, of Volunteering: A Guide to Serving in the Body of Christ (Zondervan, 2015).

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Jennifer and Jim Cowart

Jim is the Lead Pastor and Jennifer is a Teaching Pastor and Systems Director at Harvest Church, a church they launched in Warner Robins, Georgia in 2001. They are the authors of Start This, Stop That: Do The Things That Grow Your Church (Abingdon, 2012).

3 Articles

Jim Downing

Jim Downing is pastor of First United Methodist Church in Sedalia, Missouri.

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Jim Ozier

Jim Ozier is the director of New Church Development and Congregational Transformation for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is the author (with Jim Griffith) of The Changeover Zone: Successful Pastoral Transitions (Abingdon, 2016) and Clip-In: Risking Hospitality in Your Church (Abingdon Press, 2014), with Fiona Haworth.

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Jim Pledger

Following 20 years as senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Sherman, Texas, Jim Pledger is now associate pastor for stewardship, church development, service matters, welcoming ministries at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He has led congregational revitalization through an emphasis on Sunday school and mission, including founding Great Days of Service.

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Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville is senior pastor of First Baptist Church Richmond, Virginia. He previously served as pastor of First Baptist Church in downtown Washington, DC.

2 Articles

Joe Daniels

Joe Daniels is pastor of Emory United Methodist Church in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference.

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John Briggs

John Briggs is a retired pastor in the Virginia Annual Conference of the UMC

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John H. Southwick

Dr. John H. Southwick is director of research for the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and editor of the monthly online newsletter Background Data for Mission

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John R. Schol

Bishop John R. Schol is resident bishop of the Greater New Jersey Area of the United Methodist Church.

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John W. Wimberly, Jr.

John W. Wimberly, Jr., former pastor of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC., is a consultant for the Congregational Consulting Group.

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John Winn

John Winn is mentor emeritus for The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness, Louisiana Conference, United Methodist Church.

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John Zehring

John Zehring is a retired United Church of Christ pastor who has also served in higher education, primarily in development and institutional advancement. He is co-author with Kate Jagger of Beyond Stewardship: A Church Guide to Generous Giving Campaigns (Judson Press, 2016).

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Johnsie W. Cogman

Johnsie W. Cogman is pastor of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, and Bells United Methodist Church in Camp Springs, Maryland.

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Jon Powers

Jon Powers is Chaplain at Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Jonathan Arnpriester

Jonathan Arnpriester is pastor of Mosaic United Methodist Church in Tucson, Arizona, where he has served for the past nine years.

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Jonathan Gledhill

Jonathan Gledhill is a retired bishop in the Church of England.

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Jonathan Malm

Jonathan Malm is author of Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors.

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Jorge Acevedo

Jorge Acevedo is Lead Pastor at Grace Church, a multi-site, United Methodist congregation in Cape Coral, Florida, where church attendance has grown from 400 to over 2,600 in the past 15 years.

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Joseph E. Arnold

Joseph E. Arnold is Research Manager for the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

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Joy F. Skjegstad

Joy F. Skjegstad is a consultant who works helping churches develop programs to meet community needs. She is the author of 7 Creative Models for Community Ministry (Judson Press, 2013) and Starting a Nonprofit at Your Church (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002).

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Judith Sutera

Judith Sutera is a Benedictine sister of the monastery of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas. She holds degrees in psychology and sociology, with a master's degree in counseling, and, in 1986, became one of the first women to receive a master's degree in monastic theology. A magazine editor and the author of several books, she is a director for oblates, teaches courses in monastic spirituality, and gives presentations, retreats, and workshops for monastic communities, academic conferences, formation groups, and retreat centers across the United States.

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Judy Worthington

Judy Worthington is pastor of the Franktown United Methodist Church in Franktown, Virginia.

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Junius B. Dotson

Junius Dotson is senior pastor of Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas.

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Dr. Kara Powell
Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her books include Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids, with Chap Clark (Zondervan, 2011) and Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church, with Jake Mulder and Brad Griffin (Baker Books, 2016).

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Karen Shay-Kubiak

Karen Shay-Kubiak is director of communications at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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Karoline M. Lewis

Karoline M. Lewis is associate professor of biblical preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary. She is author of She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (Abingdon Press, 2016).

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Kate Jagger
Kate Jagger

Kate Jagger is an experienced fundraiser who has chaired annual campaigns in churches and other charities. She is co-author with John Zehring of Beyond Stewardship: A Church Guide to Generous Giving Campaigns (Judson Press, 2016).

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Kate Payton

Kate Payton is the senior pastor at Epworth United Methodist Church in Cockeysville, MD.

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Kathy Merry

Kathy Ashby Merry pursued her calling to the world of church work after retiring, at age 42 from a 15-year business career.

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Kay Kotan

Kay L. Kotan is a coach, consultant, and speaker.

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Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson is pastor at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church near Philadelphia and author of the recently published The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World (Morehouse Publishing, 2015)

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Kelly Crespin

Kelly Crespin is Children’s Ministries Director at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.

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Kem Meyer

Kem Meyer is communications director at Granger Community Church in Indiana.

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Ken Carter

Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., is resident bishop of the Florida Area of the United Methodist Church.

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Ken Owens

Ken Owens is lead pastor of Lexington United Methodist Church in Lexington, South Carolina.

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Ken Willard

Ken Willard is a leadership coach.

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Kenda Creasy Dean

Kenda Creasy Dean is Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Kenneth J. McFayden

Kenneth J. McFayden is Academic Dean of Union Presbyterian Seminary, in Richmond, Virginia and Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development. He is the author of Strategic Leadership for a Change: Facing Our Losses, Finding Our Future (Alban Institute, 2009).

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Kent Ingram

Kent Ingram is senior minister of First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Kevass J. Harding

Kevass J. Harding is pastor of Dellrose United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas.

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Kim Mitchel

Kim Mitchel is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) she is a church renewal consultant.

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Kim Risedorph

Kim Risedorph is pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore, CA.

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Kirk Hadaway, Ph.D.

Kirk Hadaway, Ph.D., is head of research for the Episcopal Church.

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Kristine Miller

Kristine Miller is a ministry strategist with Horizons Stewardship and previously served as director of stewardship for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.

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Kumar Dixit

Rajkumar Dixit is a pastor in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is currently serving in British Columbia, Canada. Previously, he served New Hope Adventist Church in Maryland. He was part of the Lewis Center's Lewis Fellows program for outstanding young clergy in 2007 and 2008. He is the author of Branded Faith: Contextualizing the Gospel in a Post-Secular Society (Wipf & Stock, 2010).

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Laura Heikes

Laura Heikes is pastor of Bee Creek United Methodist Church in Spicewood, Texas. She participated in the Lewis Center for Church Leadership’s Lewis Fellows leadership development program for young clergy in 2008-2009.

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Laurie A. Occhipinti

Laurie A. Occhipinti is a professor of anthropology at Clarion University.

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Laurie Day

Laurie Day is a graduate of Willamette University

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Laurie Haller

Rev. Laurie Haller is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Michigan. She blogs at www.lauriehaller.org and is author of Recess: Rediscovering Play and Purpose (Cass Community Publishing House, 2015).

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Lawrence W. Farris

Lawrence W. Farris is a Presbyterian pastor who has served pastorates in Maryland and Michigan

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Lewis Center

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Lee A. Schott

The Reverend Lee A. Schott is pastor of Women at the Well United Methodist Church. Located in the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa, it is one of only two United Methodist congregations within prisons in the United States.

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Lee B. Spitzer

Lee B. Spitzer is executive minister of American Baptist Churches of New Jersey.

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Lee Kricher

Lee Kricher is pastor of Amplify Church in Pittsburgh and author of For a New Generation: A Practical Guide for Revitalizing Your Church (Zondervan, 2016).

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Lewis A. Parks

Dr. Lew Parks has served churches of all sizes as a United Methodist pastor and superintendent. As he continues to direct the Doctor of Ministry program at Wesley Theological Seminary and teach, he is pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. He also assists denominational leaders around vitality in small membership churches and is author of Preaching in the Small Membership Church (Abingdon Press, 2009).

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Linda Ranson Jacobs

Linda Ranson Jacobs is the author of Attract Families to Your Church and Keep Them Coming Back (Abingdon Press, 2014).

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Lisa Kipp

Lisa Kipp is a pastor at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN.

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Liz Perraud

Liz Perraud is a children’s ministry workshop leader for The Logos Ministry.

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Loren Bergstedt

Loren Bergstedt is congregational development assistant for the Minnesota Conference.

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Loren Mead

Loren B. Mead founded the Alban Institute in 1974 and is the author of a number of landmark books on congregations.

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Lory Beth Huffman

Lory Beth Huffman is Senior Minister at Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She previously served as District Superintendent of the Appalachian District of the Western NC Conference.

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Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

Lovett H. Weems, Jr., is director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, professor of church leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary, and author of several books on leadership.

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Lucinda S. Holmes

Lucinda S. Holmes is a church consultant.

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Lyda K. Hawes

Lyda Hawes works in the software industry and has been active over the years as a lay leader in the United Church of Christ, offering leadership seminars at both the regional and national level. She blogs at “See Lyda Run”.

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Mack Strange

Rev. Mack Strange is on the staff of Brentwood United Methodist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee, near Nashville.

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Marc Brown

Marc Brown is the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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Margaret J. Marcuson

Margaret Marcuson is an ordained American Baptist minister, a leadership consultant, and an author.

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Marggie Briggs
Margie Briggs

Margie Briggs is a certified lay minister who serves as pastor of Calhoun and Drake’s Chapel United Methodist churches in Missouri.

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Mark DeVries

Mark DeVries is founder of Ministry Architects, a coaching firm that works with church leaders and youth and children’s ministers.

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Mark DeYmaz

Mark DeYmaz is a recognized leader in the multiethnic church movement. He is the founding pastor of the Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. His books include re:Mix: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color (Abingdon, 2016) and Building a Healthy Multiethnic Church (Jossey-Bass) 2007.

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Mark King

Mark King is senior associate minister at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.

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Mark Waltz

Mark Waltz is executive pastor at Granger Community Church in Indiana.

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Martin Davis

Martin Davis is currently a senior editor at US News and World Report. Previously, he was managing Director of the International Association of Religion Journalists and director of the Alban Institute's Congregational Resource Guide.

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Marty Cauley

Marty Cauley is a United Methodist pastor in the North Carolina Conference currently serving as director of content and coaching.

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Mary Alice Cunningham

Mary Alice Cunningham is pastor of the Virden and Girard United Methodist churches in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

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Mary Clark Moschella

Mary Clark Moschella is a professor of pastoral care and counseling at Yale Divinity School. Previously, she served on the faculty of Wesley Theological Seminary. Her books include Pastoral Bearings: Lived Religion and Pastoral Theology, co-ed. (Lexington Books, 2010); Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice: An Introduction (The Pilgrim Press, 2008); Living Devotions: Reflections on Immigration, Identity, and Religious Imagination (Pickwick Publications, 2008).

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Matt Miofsky

Matt Miofsky is pastor of The Gathering United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Matthew Lyons

Matthew Lyons is marketing manager for the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

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Matthew T. Curry

Matthew T. Curry is pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Valley Stream, New York

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Melvin Amerson

Melvin Amerson is a stewardship consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation and author of Stewardship in African American Churches and co-author of Fruit for Celebrating the Offering (both from Discipleship Resources)

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Michael White

Father Michael White is pastor of Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland, near Baltimore.

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Michaela E. St. Marie

Michaela E. St. Marie is pastor of Chittenango United Methodist Church in Chittenango, New York, and is in the church leadership Doctor of Ministry program at Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Michele McGrath

Michele McGrath is pastor of a Community of Christ congregation in California,

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Mike Bonem

Mike Bonem serves churches and ministries as a consultant, coach, author, and speaker. He spent over ten years on the staff of West University Baptist Church in Houston, most recently as Executive Pastor. More information at mikebonem.com.

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Mike Slaughter

Mike Slaughter is the lead pastor of Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, Ohio, and a well-known speaker and author.

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Miriam Bamberger Grogan

Miriam Bamberger Grogan is an executive and leadership coach. She is co-author with Heather Bradley of Switch Off:The Clergy Guide to Preserving Energy and Passion for Ministry (Abingdon, 2016).

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Molly Phinney Baskette

Molly Phinney Baskette is lead pastor of First Church Somerville UCC in Somerville, Massachusetts

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Myung Sun Han

Myung Sun Han is senior pastor of Yobel Korean UMC in Demarest, New Jersey. He received his Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Natasha LeShawn Gadson

Natasha LeShawn Gadson is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and an organizational development consultant. She is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Nicole Baker Fulgham

Nicole Baker Fulgham is the founder and president of The Expectations Project, a non-profit organization that develops and mobilizes faith-motivated advocates who help close the academic achievement gap in public schools.

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Patricia A. Riggs

Dr. Patricia A. Riggs is Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Charge UMC in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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Patricia Farris

Patricia Farris is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica, California, and author of Five Faces of Ministry published by Abingdon Press.

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Patrick Scriven

Patrick Scriven serves as Director of Communications and Young People’s Ministry for the Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church. He blogs regularly at After.Church.

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Perry Chang

Perry Chang is an Associate for Survey Research at Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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Peter Moon

Peter M. Moon is district superintendent of the Richmond District in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Previously he served as senior pastor of Woodlake United Methodist Church, in Richmond, VA.

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Philip D. Jamieson

Philip D. Jamieson is vice president and CEO of the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences. Previously he was assistant professor of pastoral theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

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Ralph C. Watkins

Ralph C. Watkins is associate professor of evangelism and church growth at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is the author of Leading Your African American Church through Pastoral Transition (Judson Press, 2010).

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Randy Scrivener

The Reverend Randy Scrivener is pastor of First United Methodist Church in Hewitt, Texas.

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Reggie McNeal

Reggie McNeal serves as the Missional Leadership Specialist for Leadership Network of Dallas, TX. His latest book is Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church (Jossey-Bass, 2011). It is available through Amazon and Cokesbury.

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Rhonda VanDyke Colby

Rhonda Van Dyke Colby is vice president for student life at Shenandoah University. She previously served as senior pastor of Bon Air United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia.

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Rich Birch

Rich Birch serves as operations pastor at Liquid Church in New Jersey. He is the author of Unreasonable Churches: 10 Churches Who Zagged When Others Zigged and Saw More Impact Because of It (CreateSpace, 2016).

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Richard A. Kauffman

Richard A. Kauffman is senior editor and book review editor for The Christian Century magazine.

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Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter is executive director of new church development in the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Previously, he served large-membership churches in the North Georgia Conference, including Hillside United Methodist Church in Woodstock, Georgia.

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Rick Ezell

Rick Ezell is pastor of First Baptist Church in Greer, South Carolina.

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Rick Uhls

The Reverend Rick Uhls is pastor of First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach, California, and a Doctor of Ministry student in church leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Robert A. Harris

Robert A. Harris is author of Entering Wonderland: A Toolkit for Pastors New to a Church (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014) available though Amazon.

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Robert C. Crosby

Robert C. Crosby is a communicator, a ministry leader, and writer. He is Professor of Practical Theology and previously served as a Vice President at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.

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Robert Howard

Robert Howard is pastor of Platte City United Methodist Church in Platte City, Missouri.

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Robert K. Martin

Robert K. Martin is Dean of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

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Robert Moon

Robert Moon has been a pastor and is now with Heritage Financial Wealth Management in Gainesville, Virginia. He is the author of My Pastor, My Money, and Why We’re Not Talking: Bridging the Gap Between Pastors and Those with Wealth, Intermundia Press, 2012.

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Robert Schnase

Robert Schnase is Bishop of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Roger Lovette

Roger Lovette is an author and retired Baptist pastor who lives in Clemson, South Carolina.

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Roger Ross

Roger Ross is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Springfield, Illinois. He is the author of Meet the Goodpeople: Wesley’s 7 Ways to Share Faith (Abingdon Press, 2015).

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Rosario Picardo

Rosario Picardo is executive pastor of new church development for the Ginghamsburg community of churches in Ohio. He is author of Funding Ministry with Five Loaves and Two Fishes (Abingdon, 2016).

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Rudy Guess

Dr. Cooper R. (Rudy) Guess is senior pastor of Gardendale-Mt. Vernon UMC in Gardendale, Alabama.

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Rudy Rasmus

Rudy Rasmus is co-pastor with Juanita Rasmus of St. John’s Downtown United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. This congregation has grown to thousands of worshippers in recent years. Often a third or more of the worshippers are homeless or formerly homeless.

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Ryan Holck

Ryan Holck is the founder of RAD Ideas. He works with churches to increase their impact through effective communications. You can find him at RAD-Ideas.com.

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Ryan Stigile

Ryan Stigile is the Strategic Analyst for The Unstuck Group. Previously, as Director of Expansion at NewPointe Community Church (NE Ohio), Ryan led the launch and development of new multisite campuses.

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Sally Dyck

Bishop Sally Dyck is the United Methodist bishop assigned to the Northern Illinois episcopal area.

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Sarah B. Dorrance

Sarah B. Dorrance is pastor of Middletown UMC in Frederick, Maryland.

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Scott Chrostek

Scott Chrostek is pastor of Resurrection Downtown in Kansas City, Missouri, a campus of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. He is author of The Misfit Mission (Abingdon, 2016) and Pursuit: Living Fully in Search of God's Presence (Abingdon, 2012).

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Scott Cormode

Scott Cormode is on the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as the Hugh De Pree Associate Professor of Leadership Development after many years on the faculty of Claremont School of Theology.

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Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon is a web designer and website consultant with ACS Technologies (http://www.acstechnologies.com), a leading provider of church management software. He has worked with many churches in developing their websites.

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Scott Glysson

Scott Glysson is Director of Choral Activities at West Liberty University in West Virginia. He formerly served as Music Director at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.

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Scott McKenzie
Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie is senior vice president with Horizons Stewardship and previously served as director of stewardship for the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Scott Thumma

Scott Thumma, Ph.D., is professor of sociology of religion at Hartford Seminary and researcher at Hartford Institute for Religion Research

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Sharron Blezard

Sharron R. Blezard is a pastoral staff member of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA.

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Sondra Jones

Sondra Jones is senior pastor at Buford First United Methodist Church in Buford, Georgia, and a church leadership Doctor of Ministry student at Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Stacey Cole Wilson

Stacey Cole Wilson is the Lead Pastor of Good Hope Union United Methodist Church located in Silver Spring, Maryland. She participated in the Lewis Center for Church Leadership’s Lewis Fellows leadership development program for young clergy in 2008-2009.

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Stanley Justice

Dr. J. Stanley Justice is pastor of Greater Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest church of African descent in Trenton, New Jersey, and received his D.Min. in church leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Stephen Chapin Garner

Stephen Chapin Garner is the senior pastor of The Congregational Church of New Canaan, Connecticut. He is the author of Scattering Seeds: Cultivating Church Vitality (Alban, 2011).

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Steve Wende

Steve Wende is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.

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Steve Willis

Steve Willis is a Presbyterian (USA) pastor who has served small churches in rural, town, and urban settings.

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Stewart Perry

Stewart Perry is pastor of the International Church of Bangkok. Previously, he served at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and Baptist Temple in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Sue Nilson Kibbey

Sue Nilson Kibbey is director of missional church initiatives for the West Ohio Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is the author of Ultimately Responsible: When You’re in Charge of Igniting a Ministry (Abingdon, 2006) and Flood Gates: Holy Momentum for a Fearless Church (Abingdon, 2016).

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Susan Beaumont

Susan Beaumont is a consultant, author, coach, and spiritual director with Susan Beaumont and Associates. She is author of Inside the Large Congregation (Alban, 2011).

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox-Johnson is an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church and has served in many capacities including as a district superintendent of the Heartland North District in the Missouri Conference.

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Susan E. Gillies

Susan E. Gillies spent more than twenty years in leadership positions with American Baptist Churches USA, including directing the Ministry of the Laity in the Workplace program for National Ministries and as Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Nebraska. She is co-author of Empowering Laity, Engaging Leaders: Taping the Root for Ministry (Judson Press, 2012.)

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Susan Sonnenday Vogel

Susan Sonnenday Vogel is an elder in the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church. She retired as Dean of the Chapel at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missiouri. She is the author of And Then Mark Died and Faith Questions: What About Divine Healing?, both published by Abingdon Press.

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Terry Bookman

Terry A. Bookman, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am from 1995–2015, was ordained rabbi by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in 1984.

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Thom S. Rainer

Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Thomas G. Bandy

Thomas Bandy is a church consultant.

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Thomas James
Thomas G. James

Thomas G. James is Lead Pastor at Washington Street United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Virginia. Previously, he served as resource manager for the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

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Thomas Risager

Thomas Risager is pastor of the United Methodist Church in Odense, Denmark, and a Doctor of Ministry student in church leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary.

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Tiffany Deluccia

Tiffany Deluccia writes for TonyMorganLive.com and TheUnstuckGroup.com. She graduated from Clemson University, and before joining The Unstuck Group as director of marketing and communications, she worked in public relations with major national retail brands, nonprofits and churches on content creation, strategic planning, communication consulting and social media.

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To the Point

Brief, practical discussion starters for church leaders. That’s “To the Point.”

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Tom Berlin

Tom Berlin is senior pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.

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Tom Corcoran

Tom Corcoran is associate to Father Michael White at the Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland, near Baltimore.

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Tom Nees

Dr. Tom Nees has served the Church of the Nazarene in multiple capacities including as the first director of Nazarene Compassion Ministries, USA/Canada. Early in his ministry he was the founding director of Community of Hope, a low-income neighborhood organization in Washington, DC. He now is a consultant and coach and lives in Arnold, Maryland.

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Tony Hunt

Dr. C. Anthony Hunt is pastor of Epworth United Methodist Chapel in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan is the chief strategic officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. Out of a wide range of church experience, he now consults, coaches, and writes to help churches increase their impact. His books include Simply Strategic Volunteers (Group Publishing, 2005) written with Tim Stevens.

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Tracy McNeil Wines

Tracy McNeil Wines is pastor of Clarendon United Methodist Church in Arlington, Virginia. Previously, she served 19 years at Vale UMC in Oakton, VA.

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Wade Griffith

Wade Griffith is pastor of Liberty Crossings United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Warren Bird

Warren Bird, Ph.D., is director of research and intellectual capital development for Leadership Network.

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Wayne Day

Wayne Day retired in 2009 from the position of Vice President of the Texas Methodist Foundation Institute for Clergy and Congregational Excellence.

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Will Rowan

Will Rowan is youth ministry coordinator at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Parish in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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William G. Davidson

William G. Davidson is senior pastor of Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church in Newport News, Virginia.

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William Kahn

William Kahn is a Professor in the Organizational Behavior Department at the Boston University School of Management

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William Willimon

Bishop William H. Willimon is a former bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is currently a professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School.

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Yvi Martin

Yvi Martin is one of the pastors at The Gathering, a multi-site United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. Previously, she served as associate pastor at King’s Way United Methodist Church in Springfield, Missouri. She participated in the Lewis Center’s Lewis Fellows leadership development program for young clergy in 2013-2014.

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