Business Leaders and Pastors
Partners in Leadership and Ministry--2014
In conjunction with Mennonite Economic Development Associates convention
Thursday, November 6, afternoon. (Winnipeg)
More details to follow.
A summary of the first three of these workshops, prepared by Jeremy Shue, reflects themes that have emerged as important for both pastors and business leaders.
David B. Miller joined the AMBS faculty in the fall of 2009 following twenty years of pastoral experience in Pennsylvania and Indiana. Prior to coming to AMBS he had also taught in the Pastoral Ministries Program at Hesston College and directed the Mennonite Board of Missions Voluntary Service Program.
The questions surrounding how pastors and business leaders communicate and together wrestle with the shape of faithful discipleship became more than a theoretical question when he married Mary Kathryn Schmid. Mary’s father was then president of Smith Dairy in Orrville, Ohio, business founded by her grandfather in 1909. David notes, “My worldview had been shaped by the experience of blue collar workers. I was the son and grandson of tool and die makers. Needless to say, Mary and I had much to learn from each other—and how to communicate when formed by such differing perspectives. Ours has been an ongoing conversation in which stereotypes have been challenged and categories re-arranged.”
The schedule will be forthcoming. Please check back for details.