Shallowford is excited to welcome guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Ken McFayden, this Sunday! Ken is leading a strategic thinking and planning retreat for our session this weekend, and his sermon will wrap up the session’s work with a charge to the whole congregation. In Mark 1:16-20, Jesus tells the disciples to follow him. In other words, Jesus calls them to MOVE! How might Jesus be calling us to move forward together? Join us to hear more!
Dr. Ken McFayden, Ph.D. serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean, and Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and teaches courses in the areas of congregational leadership and administration. In addition to his teaching and administrative roles, he has served as keynote speaker on the topic of leadership and change in a variety of settings. He has conducted numerous workshops and consultations on effective leadership practices, and in team development, strategic planning, and conflict management. He is author of Strategic Leadership for a Change: Facing Our Losses, Finding Our Future (2009), and a contributor to the Being Reformed curriculum on Transformational Leaders.
Prior to joining the seminary faculty in March of 2000, he served as Executive Director of North Central Ministry Development Center in New Brighton, MN from 1994-2000. Previously, he served as a hospital chaplain in Louisville, KY from 1991-1994, and as an associate pastor in Alliance, OH from 1986-1990. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).