Dana Hughes is a minister who serves the Denver Presbytery as the Transitional Presbytery Pastor. She has devoted her career to interim/transitional ministry and enjoys the archeological and imaginative aspects of looking at the past and the future in the midst of a tumultuous present. She believes that the fundamentals of transitional ministry can be applied in any ministry setting, and she loves to share what she has learned. Dana is married to Bill Hughes, and together they are the suspender-snapping parents of three fabulous adult children.
Reverend Brady RadfordOrdained Transitional Pastor, Licensed Professional Counselor
The Reverend Brady “Brotherbrady” Radford is an Ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. He has served in diverse educational, clinical and congregational settings from Greenville, SC to Atlanta, GA. As a preacher and teacher he shares the good news of God’s healing power and love. As a therapist, Brady works with individuals, couples, and clergy leaders to help them create meaningful connections and realistic outcomes in their lives. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary at The Interdenominational Theological Center and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. Brady is also a trained conflict mediator with experience consulting local and national ecclesiastical entities. His deepest joy in life comes from family and the relationships he shares with his wife, Celestine and their three children, Aniyah, Brayden and Kalia.
Susan is a lifelong Presbyterian and second career pastor having spent time in the business sector before entering professional ministry. She enjoys transitional ministry with the continuing challenges it always presents as well as getting to know so many people along the way. Susan has a married daughter and lives with two cats, but looks forward to the day when she can have a little farm and have all kinds of animals and a garden.
THE ART OF TRANSITIONAL MINISTRY 2020
As part of the Transitional Ministry Educational Consortium, The Art of Transitional Ministry Week One at Calvin Center is church leadership training designed for Clergy and other church staff sensing a call to transitional or interim ministry. Every vibrant church or ministry is or should be transition right now if they hope to survive.
Churches/ministries in transitional times, Committee on Ministry members, seminary students and presbytery staff members will also find this 5-day conference helpful. It is also a good course for ministers in the midst of their ministry to hone skills such as how to say hello and goodbye in healthy ways, to help congregations heal and gain tools for understanding their congregation, congregational life cycles and leading the process of change. Program begins with breakfast on Monday and ends with lunch on Friday, January. Training sessions at the conference include 30 hours of classroom instruction with plenty of time for personal attention.
LEVEL 1 COURSE CONTENT
Participants will be introduced to and reflect on:
- Leaving Well
- Transitional Task
- Congregational Life Cycles
- Mission Studies and Tools to Accomplish Them
- Leading the Process of Change
- Preaching in Transitional Times
- Dealing with Difficult Decisions
- Community Networking
- Church & Personal Finances in Transition
- Staying Healthy & Whole
- Entering the Church Family
Single Occupancy Room $1100
Double Occupancy Room $850
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM
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