To find out more about each Theologian in Residence (“pastor of the week”) for Summer 2024, click or tap the + sign below.

Current church/placement

Morrow First UMC

 

School(s) of Theology and degree(s)

Mdiv Candler School of Theology; Doctor in Ministry (graduating date 2026) Wesley Theological Seminary

 

Personal Preference: High Elements (Climbing Tank, Alpine Tower, Zipline) or Water Activities (Kayaking, Lake, Pool)?

Water Activities

 

What’s one thing that can make your day instantly better?

Chocolate ice cream

 

What’s a meaningful passage from Scripture for you right now?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

 

What are you most excited about for this summer at Glisson?

Seeing how diverse younger generations connect faith and fun!

Current church/placement

Impact Church

 

School(s) of Theology and degree(s)

Candler School of Theology at Emory University

 

Which do you prefer, High Elements (Climbing Tank, Alpine Tower, Zipline) or Water Activities (Kayaking, Lake, Pool)?

Water (or both!)

 

What is one thing that can make your day instantly better?

A good hug.

 

What is a meaningful passage from Scripture for you right now?

Micah 6:8

 

What are you most excited about for this summer at Glisson?

I’ve not been during the summer so EVERYTHING!

Current church/placement

First United Methodist Church, Tuscaloosa

 

School(s) of Theology and degree(s)

Wesley Theological Seminary, MDIV

 

Which do you prefer, High Elements (Climbing Tank, Alpine Tower, Zipline) or Water Activities (Kayaking, Lake, Pool)?

All of the above! I truly just love activities outside and love all of them just as much as the next!

 

What is one thing that can make your day instantly better?

Time spent having fun with my kids.. and maybe a Coke Zero. 

 

What is a meaningful passage from Scripture for you right now?

John 16:33

 

What are you most excited about for this summer at Glisson?

I am most looking forward to being present in the moment with each camper and enjoying the adventure of doing something new to me out in God’s Creation! 

Current church/placement

Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Decatur GA

 

School(s) of Theology and degree(s)

BA in Religion, Duke University ’81, MDiv Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary ’84; PhD in Hebrew Bible, Harvard University ’94

 

Which do you prefer, High Elements (Climbing Tank, Alpine Tower, Zipline) or Water Activities (Kayaking, Lake, Pool)?

I am equally bad at all of these.

 

What is one thing that can make your day instantly better?

A cat.

 

What is a meaningful passage from Scripture for you right now?

Philippians 4:8

 

What are you most excited about for this summer at Glisson?

Meeting all the great people!

Current church/placement

Clark Atlanta University

 

School(s) of Theology and degree(s)

Princeton Theological Seminary M. Div., M. A Youth Formation and Columbia Theological Seminary Doctor of Educational Ministry

 

Which do you prefer, High Elements (Climbing Tank, Alpine Tower, Zipline) or Water Activities (Kayaking, Lake, Pool)?

Water Activities

 

What is one thing that can make your day instantly better?

A moment of solitude.

 

What is a meaningful passage from Scripture for you right now?

Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

 

What are you most excited about for this summer at Glisson?

Connecting with campers in nature.

Q&A Coming Soon!

Current church/placement

Simpsonwood UMC

 

School(s) of Theology and degree(s)

Candler School of Theology, M.Div.

 

Which do you prefer, High Elements (Climbing Tank, Alpine Tower, Zipline) or Water Activities (Kayaking, Lake, Pool)?

High Elements

 

What is one thing that can make your day instantly better?

A good laugh.

 

What is a meaningful passage from Scripture for you right now?

Romans 12:9-21

 

What are you most excited about for this summer at Glisson?

Just being there!  I love Glisson!

Current church/placement

Associate Director – The North Georgia Center for Congregational Excellence. I also serve as the Supply Pastor for Midway UMC in Douglasville, Ga.

 

School(s) of Theology and degree(s)

Candler School of Theology – Master of Divinity; McCormick Theological Seminary – Doctor of Ministry

 

Which do you prefer, High Elements (Climbing Tank, Alpine Tower, Zipline) or Water Activities (Kayaking, Lake, Pool)?

Zipline, kayaking, lake, fishing, pool, hiking

 

What is one thing that can make your day instantly better?

A visit or call from our granddaughters!

 

What is a meaningful passage from Scripture for you right now?

II Chronicles 4: 9-10

 

What are you most excited about for this summer at Glisson?

Being immersed in the spiritual life, relationships and beauty of Camp Glisson once again!

Q&A Coming Soon!