I am passionate about leading "the church on the move."
My joy is to see followers of Christ actively engaged in using their gifts, and blazing trails in effectively reaching the world with the transforming power of the gospel. As a servant leader of Christ's church, I want to do for others what my leaders and mentors did for me: facilitate that transformational connection between life on the ground and scripture/theology.
I see the Christian faith as a journey, a way of life. Many people can affirm that "church" is the people, not the building, but were that to become a reality in how we actually function, the church would be transformed. I'm fond of using the designation "follower of Christ." As I read the gospels, the essence of the call of Jesus is action: going, sending, doing.
Students, faculty, and administrators work together on task groups that devise and carry out seminary procedures. Student representatives attend board meetings and some faculty meetings. Campus activities provide opportunities to share experiences and concerns, offer support, and enhance the community life.
Central Student Ministries (CSM), the association of students at Central Seminary, plays an important role in the life of the Seminary. CSM fills its various leadership positions from among the student body and seeks to empower students for service within the immediate and external seminary communities. CSM offers students the chance to dialogue and maintain lines of communication within the seminary community during regularly scheduled meetings, dinners, and support groups. Community meals provide an opportunity for the seminary community to come together around the table. Different groups, such as Women in Ministry and Minority Student Fellowship, provide support and ministry opportunities for members of the seminary community.
Chapels and other times of worship and prayer are scheduled regularly during the academic year. These gatherings provide the seminary community a forum for expressing itself in a variety of worship styles that reflect the rich ecumenical diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff.
Various events, including picnics and holiday parties, sponsored by CSM and the Community Life Task Group enhance community fellowship for the Central Seminary community.