“healthy clergy, healthy connection”

2016 Iowa School for Ministry Faculty


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healthy clergy, healthy connection

The 2016 vision is a school that helps Pastors & Laity utilize Family Systems Theory and the UM Connection to strengthen their ministry. Congregations can adopt new ways of dealing with stress and anxiety, as well as learn how spiritually and emotionally healthy leaders influence the emotional needs of the people. Learn more about "healthy clergy, healthy connection" at our 2016 School, which will be held April 19-22, at Honey Creek Resort State Park. 

DR. PETER L. STEINKE is a pastor, therapist, educator, and consultant. He has authored ten book and the Inter-Lutheran Organization for specialized ministry presented him with the "Christus in Mundo" award; Concordia Seminary in St. Louis honored him with the Doctoral Letters degree. Find Dr. Steinke's books on Amazon



Dr. W. Craig Gilliam is the Coordinator of Congregational Services for JustPeace; the director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence for the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is an adjunct instructor at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and has a private practice consulting with churches and other organizations across the country. For more than 25 years, Craig has worked with different kinds of organizations and specializes in consulting with clergy and congregations of various denominations and faith traditions. His area of expertise are conflict transformation in congregations, leadership education, team building, and group process. Dr. Gilliam’s passions include family, exercise, poetry and martial arts. He is a 4th degree black belt in traditional Japanese Karate, has studied other martial arts and explores martial arts as a path to peace. Read more on Dr. Gilliam's website.



Dr. Kirk Byron Jones is a graduate of Loyola University and Andover Newton Theological School, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Drew University. A pastor for over thirty years, he is affectionately referred to as "The Preacher’s Teacher". Dr. Jones is the creator/author of the Facebook page "Yes to Grace" where he offers brief inspirational presentations in words and images. He is married to Mary Brown-Jones. They have 4 adult children, 2 grandchildren, and reside in Randolph, MA. Dr. Jones is the author of several best-selling books for ministers, pastors, and the wider audience of those seeking to grow spiritually in an ever-challenging world.  His books can be found on Amazon.



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