Presenters

 

Growing by Half: Part-time Pastor, Full-time Church

A collaboration of the Maine Conference UCC and The BTS Center

 

Keynote Speaker:

The Rev. G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Jeffery MacDonald is an award-winning journalist and the author of Thieves in the Temple: The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul. He is also the pastor of First Parish Church of Newbury, UCC in Newbury, Massachusetts. The BTS Center awarded Jeff a 2016 Innovation Incubator Compass Grant to support his research on vitality in churches with part-time clergy. Jeff will also facilitate two workshops: Re-imagining Vocation: Embracing What’s Distinct about a Part-time Call and Unleashing Entrepreneurism in Congregations with Part-time Clergy.


Other Presenters:

Nancy Wuttke

Nancy Wuttke

Facilitator for Workshop:
Evolving from a Community Gathered around a Minister to a Ministering Community.
Also a PechaKucha presenter.

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The Rev. Shelie Richardson

The Rev. Shelie Richardson

Facilitator for Workshop:
Evolving from a Community Gathered around a Minister to a Ministering Community.

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The Rev. Kathy Hartman

The Rev. Kathy Hartman

Facilitator for Workshop: Evolving from a Community Gathered around a Minister to a Ministering Community.

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Dr. Pamela Shellberg

Dr. Pamela Shellberg

Facilitator for Workshop: “Who Are We That We Could Hinder God?” Reading Acts for Spiritual Wisdom in Times of Change.

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The Rev. AbbyLynn Haskell

The Rev. AbbyLynn Haskell

Facilitator for Workshop:
Paths of the Part-time Pastorate Pilgrimage.
Also a PechaKucha presenter.

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The Rev. Dr. Robert Grove-Markwood

The Rev. Dr. Robert Grove-Markwood

Facilitator for Workshop:
Part-time Pastor: A Beautiful Constraint.

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The Rev. Deborah Blood

The Rev. Deborah Blood

Facilitator for Workshop: Asset Mapping.

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The Rev. Zach Kerzee

The Rev. Zach Kerzee

Facilitator for Workshop:
Unleashing Entrepreneurism in Congregations with Part-time Clergy.

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Lauren Vignec

Lauren Vignec

Facilitator for Workshop:
Unleashing Entrepreneurism in Congregations with Part-time Clergy.

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Susie Craig

Susie Craig

Facilitator for Workshop:
Spiritual Surprises.

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The Rev. Doug Dunlap

The Rev. Doug Dunlap

Facilitator for workshop: Spiritual Surprises.

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The Rev. Susie J. Maxwell

The Rev. Susie J. Maxwell

Special guest for Friday evening interview.

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Dr. Cynthia Huggins

Dr. Cynthia Huggins

Special guest for Friday evening interview.

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