CHARLES ANTHONY HUNT, PH.D.

cahunt@msn.com




EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies  
Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN, 2001    
Concentrations: Philosophical Theology and Christian Social Ethics      
Dissertation: “The Search for Peaceful Community: 
              A Comparative Analysis of the Thinking of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr .” (258 pages).  
Advisor: Cecil C. Gray, Ph.D., Department of Religion, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. 

Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology  
Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN, 1999 
Project Dissertation:  “A Model for the Church’s Role in African-American Family Preservation” (115 pages)  
Advisor: John Richardson, D.Min., Veteran's Administraton Medical Services, Perryville, MD.    

Master of Divinity (Honors and Wesley Merit Fellow)  
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, 1993      
Concentrations: Systematic Theology and Evangelism.

Master of Science in Business Management (MBA Equivalent)  
Troy State University, Troy, AL, 1986.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors)  
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1982.


ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (Programs Completed/or In Process)  

Additional Studies in Philosophy, Oxford University, UK (Present)

Certified Professional Manager’s Course  
Institute of Certified Professional Managers, 
College of Business, James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA, MD, 2007-2008.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pastoral Theology (Pastor-Theologian Program)
   Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2001-2004.

Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Theology (Concentration: “Health, Disease and Spirituality”)    
Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, 
in affiliation with Johns Hopkins University (W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship)            
Baltimore, MD, 1996-1999.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 
Clinical Pastoral Education in Residence (Full-time)
Washington, DC, 1990.​


Certificate in Theological Studies    
Lay Resource Center, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, 1989.

U.S. Army Officer Candidate School (Distinguished Military Graduate)    
Fort Benning, GA, 1984.


ORDINATION, LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS 
Ordained Minister  
The United Methodist Church, Baltimore-Washington Conference      
(Elder, 1995; Deacon, 1992; Pastoral License, 1990).

Ecclesiastical Endorsement    
The United Methodist Church, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 
Division of Chaplains and Related Ministries 
       (United Methodist Endorsing Agency) Nashville, TN           
(Endorsed, 1995; Approved, 1990 – Military and Hospital Chaplaincy).

Certified Professional Manager    
Institute of Certified Professional Managers, 
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, (2008-present).


PROFESSIONAL MINISTRY
2011 - Present    Senior Pastor
Epworth Chapel United Methodsit Chruch, Baltimore, Maryland

2008 – 2012    District Superintendent        
Baltimore-Metropolitan District       
Baltimore-Washington Conference, The United Methodist Church       
Baltimore and Columbia, MD

2004 – 2008         District Superintendent     
 Baltimore-Harford District        
Baltimore-Washington Conference, UMC, Columbia, MD

1998 – 2004  Executive Director     
Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry        
Northeastern Jurisdiction, The United Methodist Church, Columbia, MD

2003-2004  Interim Senior Pastor      
Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD

1992 – 1998  Senior Pastor    
 Ames United Methodist Church, Bel Air, MD

1990 – 1992  Pastor     
Asbury-Willisville Chapel United Methodist Church, Middleburg, VA

1990 – 1998    Chaplain (Captain)     
United States Army Chaplain Corps (Reserves and National Guard)

1991 – 1992     Program Director and Campus Minister       
Center for Community Action and Social Justice            
American University, Washington, DC

1991 – 1992    Urban Research Consultant       
The American Bible Society, New York, NY

1988 – 1990   Assistant Pastor for Outreach and Education    
 Gibbons United Methodist Church, Brandywine, MD.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPEERIENCE



1983 – 1990  Electronics Systems Officer (Captain)  
United States Army Signal Corps   
(Active Duty: 1983-87; Reserves: 1987-90).

1980 – 1983  Computer Specialist   
The Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.   


AREAS OF PARTICULAR PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE
Leadership Development • Organizational Assessment and Visioning 
• Strategic Planning and Project Management • Executive/Leadership Coaching 
• Organizational/Congregational Development •Multicultural and Diversity Training 
• Curriculum and Program Development • Systems Management and Theory • Grant and Proposal Writing.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (Programs Completed, Representative)
U.S. Army Chaplains Officer Advanced Course      
U.S. Army Chaplains Center and School, Fort Jackson, SC, 1997.

U.S. Army Chaplains Officer Basic Course      
U.S. Army Chaplains Center and School, Fort Monmouth, NJ, 1992.

Federal Emergency Program Manager’s Course    
 Federal Emergency Management College, Emmitsburg, MD, 1989.

Hertz Corporation Management Development Program     
Hertz Learning Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1987.

US. Army Anti-terrorism Instructor Qualification Course, Fort Bragg, NC, 1985.

U.S. Army Communications–Electronics Staff Officers Course, Fort Sill, OK, 1984.

U.S. Army Signal Officer Basic Course, Fort Gordon, GA, 1984.


TEACHING EXPERIENCEFACULTY/ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

St. Mary’s Seminary and University, The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, Baltimore, MD
• Professor of Systematic, Moral and Practical Theology (2000-Present)

*  Dunning Permanent Distinguished Lecturer for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship  (2008- Present)

• Dunning Distinguished Lecturer for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship  (2007-08 and 2003-04)

• Additional Teaching Concentrations in Congregational Leadership, Urban Ministry, Ethics,  
    History, and African-American Church Studies 

Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
• Adjunct Professor (2000-Present)
• Co-developer/co-director of  the Doctor of Ministry Programs in  "Race, Ethnicity and Ministry in 
    Wesleyan Perspective" (2000-2004); and  “Leadership in Multi-ethnic Ministry” (2005-Present) 

• Graduate Assistant in Theology; Methodist History and Doctrine (James Logan, Ph.D., 1991-1992)

The Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN
• E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African-American Studies (2002-Present)

• Developer of Institute in Church Leadership (2006-Present)

• Project Director/Advisor for Doctor of Ministry and Ph.D. Students (2001-Present)

Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD
• Adjunct Professor in Philosophy and Religious Studies (2002-2004)

Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
• Interim Dean of Haebler Memorial Chapel and Chaplain to the College  (1998-2000)

• Visiting Professor in Philosophy and Religion (1999-2000)

Africa University, Mutare, Zimbabwe 
• Visiting Lecturer (1999)

McKendree College of Religion, Baltimore, MD 
• Faculty Member in Religion  (1994-1998)

The American University, Washington, DC
• Program Director, Center for Community Action and Social Justice (1991-1992)

The University of Maryland, College Park, MD
• Graduate Assistant in Economics (Mancur Olson, Ph.D., 1983)


ACADEMIC COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT(Descriptions and Syllabi Available Upon Request)

The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University
o “The Church and the Civil Rights Movement”, 2007, Graduate Credit  
o “The Theology and Ethics of  Dietrich Bonhoeffer”, 2006-Present, Graduate Credit  
o “Urban Ministry”,  2005-Present; Graduate Credit
o “The Life and Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.”, 2002-Present, Graduate Credit
o “Current Issues in Urban Ministry”, 2004-Present; Graduate Credit
o “African-American Spirituality”, 2001-Present; Graduate Credit
o “Preaching in the Black Church Tradition”, 2000-Present; Graduate Credit
o  “Ministry in the African-American Community”, 2002-Present, Graduate Credit


Wesley Theological Seminary
o “The Church and the Civil Rights Movement”, 2009, Graduate Credit  
         
(Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, AL; 2006-Present, Doctoral Credit)
o “The Life and Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.” 2002-Present, Graduate Credit
o “Leadership in Diverse Ministry Settings”, 2002-2003; Doctoral Credit
o “African-American Spirituality”, 2004; Doctoral Credit
o “Issues in Race and Ethnicity in the United Methodist Church”, 2000, Doctoral Credit

Graduate Theological Foundation
o “Church Leadership”, 2006-present, Doctoral Credit; Foundation Institute 
(includes two modules – “The Ministry of Leadership” and “Spirituality for Church Leaders”)
o “The Life and Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.” 2003, Graduate Credit

Harford Community College
o "Introduction to Comparative World Religions", 2002, Undergraduate Credit​ 
o "Literary and Religious Thought of the Old Testament" (Introduction to the Hebrew Bible), 2002, Undergraduate Credit​      
o "Literary and Religious Thought of the New Testament" (Introduction to the New Testament), 2003, Undergraduate Credit

Other Courses 
• “Light from Stars and Cross: Jewish and Christian Spiritualities”  (Goucher College, 2000;  Undergraduate Credit)
•  “Prophetic Preaching in African/African-American Contexts”    (Africa University, Summer 1999, Continuing Education Credit)
    (Africa University, Summer 1999, Continuing Education Credit)
• “True Myth: Understanding Ritual in the African Christian Experience”
• “Leadership and Ministry with Generation X”     (Mckendree College of Religion, 1997, Undergraduate Credit)
    (Rossville, Georgia, 1995, Graduate Credit)    10 correspondence courses developed for Covington Theological Seminary • Curriculum in African-American Church Studies 
• “The Language of Hospitality: Words that Hurt, Words that Heal” (Advanced Lay Minister’s     Course, The United Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD, 1995)
•  “Let Justice Roll Down: The Church and Social Justice” (McKendree College of Religion, 1995,     Undergraduate Credit)
• “God and Money: Perspectives on Economics and Christian Stewardship” (McKendree College        of Religion, 1995, Undergraduate Credit)
• Leadership Development (In Congregational, Multicultural, African-American and Cross-cultural        Contexts); lectures, workshops, seminars, and courses presented at various schools and institutes• Congregational Development (in African American and Multi-Cultural Contexts); lectures,      workshops/seminars/courses presented at various schools and institutes
•  “Spiritual Gifts for Church Leaders” (Advanced Lay Minister’s Course, The United Methodist       Church, Baltimore, MD, 1997)
    Course, The United Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD, 1997)•  “Introduction to Covenant Discipleship and Class Leaders Ministry” (Advanced Lay Minister’s 
    United Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD, 1996)• “Introduction to United Methodist History and Heritage” (Advanced Lay Minister’s Course, The  
 Bel Air, MD, 1995-97)• “Christianity and the African-American Experience”  (Advanced Christian Education Course offered at Ames United Methodist Church,
•  “The African Presence in the Bible” (Advanced Christian Education Course for Ministers, Black     Minister’s and Layman’s Alliance, Harford County, MD, 1994-96)
• Note: Have served as dissertation/project supervisor/advisor for numerous doctoral and masters students.



PUBLICATIONS, SIGNIFICANT WRITINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
Published Manuscripts
My Hope is Built: Essays, Sermons  and Prayers on Religion and Race (Volumen 2), Wyndham Hall Press, Lima, OH, 2011(154 pp.).

And Yet the Melody Lingers: Essays, Sermons  and Prayers on Religion and Race, Wyndham Hall Press, Lima, OH, 2006 (166 pp.).  

Blessed are the Peacemakers: A Theological Analysis of the Thought of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr.   
Wyndham Hall Press,   Lima, OH, 2005 (250 pp.).   

“The Search for Peaceful Community: A Comparative Analysis of the Thinking of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr
Ph.D. Dissertation. Graduate Theological Foundation, Donaldson, IN, 2001 (258 pp.). 

Upon the Rock: A Model for Ministry with African-American Families  Wyndham Hall Press, Bristol, IN, 2002 (115 pp.).  
Originally published as The Black Family: The Church's Role in the African-American Community, 2000). 

The Leadership  Series (Resource Manual)  Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Columbia, MD, 2000. 

“The Church’s Role in African American Family Preservation,”  Doctor of Ministry Project Dissertation.   
Graduate Theological Foundation, Donaldson, IN, 1999 (115 pp.).   

Building Hope: New Church Development in the African-American Community   
(co-author), General Board of Global Ministries, UMC, New York, 1997.

"Preparing for the Future: A Report on Generation X,"   
(contributor with Stanley Menking, Ph.D., editor), Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1996. 

“Religion and Contemporary Culture: Perspectives on Christian Ministry with Baby Boomers.”    
Master of Divinity Project Thesis, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, 1992.

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, The Turbulent Voyage: Readings in African American Studies, 3rd    
Edition, San Diego, CA: Collegiate Press, 2002. 

Manuscripts in ProcessEquipping the Saints: Leadership Development in African-American Churches  (Manuscript currently in   development for publication). Keep Looking Up: Sermons on the Psalms from an African-American Pulpit  (Manuscript currently in   development for publication). 
Holding onto Hope: Essays, Seroms and Prayeers on Religion and Race (Volume 3) (Manuscript currently in   development for publication).   

Published Articles and Chapters"Beloved Community: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hope for the City," FOUNDATION   THEOLOGY 2008, Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN, (Faculty Publication Series, 2008)."Is There a Balm?  Martin Luther King, Jr., the Bible and Christian Hope," FOUNDATION   THEOLOGY 2006, Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN, 2006 (Faculty Publication Series).  “Up Close and Personal: The Search for Peaceful Community,” The United Methodist Connection,   Columbia, MD, January 2006.  “The Interpretation of the Bible in African-American Churches,” in Scripture: An Ecumenical Introduction   to the Bible and Its Interpretation , edited by Michael J. Gorman, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishing, 2005, pp. 218-227.“Martin Luther King, Jr.: Resistance, Non-Violence and Community” in Black Leaders and Ideologies in the South: Resistance and  Nonviolence, edited by Preston King and Walter E. Fluker, London, UK: Taylor and Francis Ltd., Winter 2004, special issue -         Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy , vol. 7, no.4, pp. 227-251. “Redeeming the Dream: Revisiting Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community,” The African Heritage Theological Journal, Pittsville,  MD, June 2004, Vol. 10, No. 1. “Howard Thurman and the Identity of Jesus,” FOUNDATION THEOLOGY 2004, Graduate Theological   Foundation, South Bend, IN, 2004 (Faculty Publication Series), pp. 73-93. “Resurrection and the African-American Church,” in Our Rising with Christ: Theological Voices from the   Pastorate.  Princeton, NJ: The Center of Theological Inquiry, 2003.  “Counting the Costs: Reflections on the Church and Just War.” The United Methodist Connection,   Columbia, MD, April 2003.  Also published by the United Methodist News Service,   Nashville, TN.“Easter Faith in a Good Friday World: Towards a Theology of Resurrection for the 21st Century   African-American Church,” FOUNDATION THEOLOGY 2002, Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, IN, 2002 (Faculty Publication Series); The African Heritage Journal, Pittsville, MD, June 2003, Vol. 9, No. 1. “Worship: Implications for the 21st Century African-American Church,” The African Heritage Theological   Journal, Pittsville, MD, June 2002, Vol. 8, No. 1.“The Church and Reparations: More than Money,” The United Methodist Connection,   Columbia, MD, February 2002.  Also published by the United Methodist News Service,   Nashville, TN.(Forward) “The Associate Minister: Less than a Shepherd…But More than a Sheep,” by Andre   Johnson, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2002. (Book Review) “A Theology for God-Talk,” by J. Timothy Allen, New York: Hayworth Pastoral Press,   2002."The Legacy of Slavery: Church Division, Racism and the Civil War," The African Heritage Theological   Journal, Pittsville, MD, June 2001, Vol. 7, No. 1.“Beyond Toleration: Confronting the Politics of Race,” The United Methodist Connection,   Columbia, MD, January 2001.  Also published by the United Methodist News Service,          Nashville, TN.“A Theological Framework for the Church’s Role in African-American Family Preservation,”   The African Heritage Theological Journal, Ewell, MD, June 2000, Vol. 6, No. 1.“When Violence Abounds: A Call to Action Against Violence,” The United Methodist   Connection, Columbia, MD, March 15, 2000.“Honoring Martin Luther King’s Dream: A Ten Point Plan,” The West Virginia United   Methodist, Charleston, WV, February 2000, The United Methodist Connection,            Columbia, MD, January 2001.  Also published by the United Methodist News Service.“Let Us Not Forget King’s Prophetic Vision,” The United Methodist Connection,   Columbia, MD, January 20, 2000.“Multi-Cultural Leadership in the New Millennium,” (edited with John Schol)   The Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Columbia, MD 1999.“The Affirmative Action Debate Out of Focus,” The United Methodist Connection,   Baltimore, MD, 1994.“A Black Heart from the Streets,” The Wesley Journal, Wesley Theological Seminary,     Washington, DC, February 1992.“UMBC Ahead of Its Time,” The Diamondback, University of Maryland, College Park,   MD, April 1982.“Time for Decisions,” The Diamondback, University of Maryland, College Park, MD,   February 1982.

Major Papers and Presentations (Unpublished/Representative)
"The Church and Race Relations – Then and Now (1968-2008)”, Lecture to be delivered at the Fall Convocation /Open House of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, November 2008.“There is Hope for the City,” Delivered as a plenary address at the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, Fort Washington, MD, May 2008.“Restoring Hope: Towards a Model for Constructive Collaboration for Community Transformation” Keynote Lecture delivered at the Annual National Conference of the Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Baltimore, MD, March 2008.“Hope for the City: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Beloved Community in Contemporary Perspective”     Lecture delivered at the Peace Forum, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC, January 2008."What’s God Got to Do with It? The Church and the Civil Rights Movement”, Lecture delivered at the Fall Convocation /Open House of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, November 2007."Beloved Community: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hope for the City," Lecture delivered at the   Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, January 2007."Sunday Morning: Is it the Most Segregated Time of the Week?”, Lecture delivered at the   Fall Convocation /Open House of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, November 2006.“Continuing Formation for Ministry in the United Methodist Church: Theology and Practice for the   Future,” Presentation offered at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Staff   Consultation, Nashville, TN, November 2006.“Making Disciples in Smaller Churches,” Lecture delivered at the Initiative for Small Churches, Wesley   Theological Seminary and Lilly Endowment Partnership, New Cumberland, PA, November 2006.   “Turning Vision into Action,” Presentation offered in various regional settings for the    Baltimore-Washington Conference, United Methodist Church, Leadership Development Academy (Leadership Days), 2003-2006. "Is There a Balm?  Martin Luther King, Jr., the Bible and Christian Hope," Lecture delivered at the   Fall Convocation /Open House of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, November 2005.“Hope for the City: Theological Reflections on Religion, Race, Healthcare and the City,” Lecture delivered   at the Johns Hopkins Holistic Health Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD,  May 2005. “Recovering a Sense of History,” Lecture delivered as the Black History Month Address for the   Association of Black Seminarians at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, February 2005. “Spirituality for Church Leaders,” Presentation offered in various regional settings for the      Baltimore-Washington Conference, United Methodist Church, Leadership Development Academy (Leadership Days), 2005. "Life Together: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Christian Community," Lecture delivered at the Fall   Convocation/Open House of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, November  2004.“Howard Thurman and the Identity of Jesus,” Paper presented at the Pastor-Theologians Seminar of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton University, NJ, 2004. “A Strange Encounter: Hospitality, Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman,” Lecture delivered at the   Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, PA June 2004.“Redeeming the Dream: Revisiting Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community,”  Lecture delivered at   the Shiloh Discipleship Institute, Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, DC, January 2004.“Dreams or Nightmares: Contemporary Implications of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X,”  Lecture   delivered at Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, February 2004.“By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X and the Praxis of Radical Social Change,”  Lecture delivered   at Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, February 2004."Blessed are the Peacemakers: Racial Reconciliation in the Thought and Praxis of Martin Luther Kings, Jr. and Howard Thurman,"  Lecture delivered at the Fall Convocation of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, November 2003."The Civil Rights Movement in America - A Brief History,"  Lecture delivered at the International Visitor's Program for Bulgaria 
  Integration and Empowerment of Minorities, The Institute of International Education, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, August 2003.“Worship: Implications for the 21st Century African-American Church,”  Presented at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton 
  University, NJ, 2003. "A Brief History of the Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry,"  Based on a Concept Paper on the Future of the Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, by James Shopshire, 1994, adapted by C. Anthony Hunt, 2003.  Presented at "Crossing Boundaries into the 21st Century" (National Multicultural Convocation), Washington,  DC, February 2003."Up Close and Personal: Principles for Developing Community within the Context of Diversity," Lecture/sermon delivered as the Annual Diversity Celebration address, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, February 2003.“Hope for the City: Contemporary Issues in the Urban Church and Community," Delivered at the “The Challenge of Theology in  
  Challenging Times" Fall Convocation, the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD,  
  November 2002."Bearers of the Torch: Leadership and Excellence in Ministry,"  Delivered as the plenary address at the "Seeds for the Harvest Ministry Convocation," Baltimore, MD, November 2002.   Adapted as “Developing Leaders for Kingdom Building, delivered as plenary address at Mt. Calvary UMC Leadership Development Conference, Towson, MD, April 2004."The Many Faces of Ministry," delivered at "Exploration 2002," Sponsored by the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Chicago, IL, November 2002.“Easter Faith in a Good Friday World: Towards a Theology of Resurrection for the 21st Century   African-American Church,”   Presented at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton University, NJ, 2002. "Spirituality for African-American Families, Churches and Communities,"  Delivered at the “Faith Seeking Understanding” Fall 
  Convocation, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, November 2001.  An adaptation of this lecture  was also presented as “Towards a Spirituality for the African-American Family for the 21st Century,” delivered at the Black Church Convocation, West Virginia Annual Conference, UMC, Charleston, WV, September 2000. "Discipline and Excellence in Ministry," Delivered at the Black Methodists for Church Renewal   Conference, New York Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, New York, February 2001."Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century,"   Lecture/seminar delivered at Pittsburgh   Theological Seminary in collaboration with the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, January 2001.“The Church and Multicultural Change,” Delivered at the Academy for Church Initiative   Leaders, Baltimore-Washington Conference, United Methodist Church, October 2000.   An adaptation of this lecture/presentation was also presented as "Leadership in Multicultural Change" at the United Methodist Shalom Zone Conference, Wesley College, Dover, Delaware, February 2001; at United Methodist Training Event for New District Superintendents and Directors of Connectional Ministries, Lake Junalaska, NC, August 2001 and 2002; and at the United Methodist Churches of Bermuda, Congregational Training Event, Bermuda October 2005.  “Developing Leaders for the Local Church,” Presentation offered in various regional settings for the    Baltimore-Washington Conference, United Methodist Church, Leadership Development Academy (Leadership Days), 1999-2001.(Book Review) “Afrocentric Thought and Praxis: An Intellectual History,” by Cecil Conteen Gray, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2001.“And Yet the Melody Lingers: The African-American Church Moving into the Future,” Lecture/sermon 
  delivered as the Black History Month Address at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, February 2000. "Discerning God's Call to the Ordained Ministry," Delivered at "Exploration 2000," sponsored by the   United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Dallas, TX, November   2000.“The Public Church as Culturally Inclusive Community,” Delivered as a guest lecturer in the Church and   Theology in the Contemporary World Project (Doctor of Theology) at Boston University   School of Theology, Boston, MA, Spring and Summer 2000. “The African-American Church in the 21st Century: Towards Vitality in the New   Millennium,”  Keynote address at the Peninsula-Delaware Conference African-American Clergy and Laity Summit, University of    
  Maryland-Eastern Shore, Princess Ann, MD, June 2000.“Perspectives on the Spiritual and Intellectual Development of Martin Luther King, Jr,” Lecture   delivered at First United Methodist Church, Hyattsville, MD, January 2000."The Trust Clause and United Methodist Polity," Lecture delivered at Wesley Theological Seminary,     Washington, DC, June 2000.“Division: Cause and Results-The Slavery Question and Civil War,” Lecture delivered at Howard   University School of Divinity, Washington, DC, October 1999 and November 2001."The Challenges of Diversity," Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, (Freshman Lecture Series), 1999-  2000.   "Perspectives on Spirituality as a Component of Healthy Living," Goucher College, Baltimore, MD,   1999-2000.   “Race, the Church and Society: Contemporary Reflections,” Offered as a seminar at Shepherd College   (WV), March 1999.“Historical and Contemporary Perspectives of the United Methodist Church," Offered as a seminar at the   Newman Center, Towson University (MD), March 1999; also delivered at Unity United Methodist   Church as a part of the African-American Church Lecture Series, December 2001. “Beyond Racism: The Things that Make for Peace,” Delivered at the United Methodist   Student Forum, Oklahoma City University, OK, May 1999.“Developing Multicultural Community in a Post-Modern Society,” Delivered as plenary address at the   Northeastern Jurisdiction (UMC) Ministry Conference, Pocono Manor, PA, June 1998.“The Church and Racism: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects," Delivered at the   Peninsula-Delaware Conference African-American Clergy and Laity Summit, University of   Maryland-Eastern Shore, Princess Ann, MD, June 1998.“Methodism and Multiculturalism: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going,”   Keynote address delivered at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Historical Society,   Fort Washington, MD, April 1998."A Challenge to the Church: Ministry with Generation X," Delivered as the keynote plenary presentation/lecture at the McKendree 
  College of Religion, Baltimore, MD, October 1997.“Holy Boldness: Ministry Beyond the Church’s Walls,” Delivered as a plenary address at the Baltimore-   Washington Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 1997.“Leadership Development in the African-American Church Perspective,”  Delivered as a plenary address at   the national conference, Building Hope: New Church Development in the African-American   Community, Chicago, IL, May 1997.“Holy Boldness: Perspectives on Community-based Ministry in the United Methodist Church,” Delivered   as a plenary address at the National Conference on Faith-based Community Development, sponsored by The Enterprise Foundation, Washington, DC, March 1997."The Greatest Common Denominator - Multiculturalism in the Church," Presentation offered in various   regional settings for the Baltimore-Washington Conference, United Methodist Church,   Leadership Development Academy (Leadership Days), 1995-97.

HONORS AND AWARDS (Representative)
Permanent Distinguished Lecturer in Theology (for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship)
 The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, 2008 
Dunning Distinguished Lectureship in Theology (for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship)              The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD, 2007-08 and 2003-04.Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation for Distinguished Community Service  Office of the Baltimore City Council (1998, 2004, 2006). Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation for Distinguished Community Service  Office of the Harford County (MD) Executive (1997 and 1998). Wesley Merit Fellowship in Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary (1989-92)  Graduate Assistantship,  Theology; Methodist History and Doctrine (James Logan, Ph.D.)  Wesley Theological Seminary (1991-92).Army Achievement Medal, United States Army, 1996. Army Commendation Medal, United States Army, 1985. Graduate Assistantship and Other Races FellowshipEconomics (Mancur Olson, Ph.D.), University of Maryland (1983).Provost’s List of Distinguished Students, University of Maryland (1979-82).Black Honors Caucus Scholar, University of Maryland (1981-83).Miriam Grand Chapter Scholar (OES), University of Maryland (1981).Maryland Senatorial Scholar, University of Maryland (1979-83).National Honor Society, Surattsville Sr. High School, Clinton, MD (1978-79).  

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND BAORD MEMBERSHIPS• Board of Directors, United Methodist Board of Childcare, Baltimore, MD (2007-Present).• Executive Board, The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University,               Academic Policy Committee/Faculty Representative (2002-Present). • Board of Governors, Wesley Theological Seminary, Community Life Committee (2000-Present).• American Academy of Religion (2000-Present).• Board of Directors, Gallaudet University, United Methodist Campus Ministry (1998-2004). • Graduate Executive Committee, Wesley Theological Seminary (1993-Present).• American Association of Christian Counselors (1996-2001).• American Association of Family Counselors (Diplomate/Certified Professional Family Counselor,           1996-2000).• Harford County (MD) Ministerial and Layman’s Alliance (1992-1998).• National Association for the Advancement of Colored People    Harford (MD) and Loudon (VA) County Chapters (1990-Present).• Troy State University Alumni Association (1986-Present).• University of Maryland Alumni Association (1982-Present).

COMMUNITY SERVICE, VOLUNTEER AND OTHER ACTIVITIESUnited Methodist Church Involvement• Board of Directors, General Commission on Religion and Race (2008-Present).• Member, Board of Ordained Ministry, Northeastern Jurisdiction (2008-Present).• Member, Council on Finance and Administration, Baltimore-Washington Conference (2008-Present).• Delegate, General and Northeastern Jurisdictional Conferences-UMC, 2008. • Member, Northeastern Jurisdiction Leadership Roundtable (2002-Present). • Member, Board of Ordained Ministry, Baltimore-Washington Conference (2000-2008).• Member, Inter-Ethnic Strategy Development Group, General Council on Ministries (1998-2004).• Member, National Black Methodists for Church Renewal (1990-Present).• Member, Northeastern Jurisdiction Urban Steering Committee (1998-2004).• Faculty Member, National Training Program for New District Superintendents and Conference Directors of  Connectional Ministries  (sponsored by the General Council on Ministries), Lake Junalaska, NC, 2001 and 2002.• Delegate, Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference-UMC, Somerset, NJ, 2000. • Member, Board of Congregational Life, Baltimore-Washington Conference (1997-2000).• Invited presenter, Staff Consultation on Continuing Formation/Education for Clergy, Nashville, TN, sponsored by the Genera l Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2006.• Invited participant in National Consultation on Cross-racial/Cross-cultural Appointments in Ministry,     Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California; sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2002.• Invited Participant in National Consultation on Ministry with “Generation X”      Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas; Contributor to a major working paper entitled, 
    Generation X: A New Generation Prepares for the Challenges of the 21st Century, 1996.• Member, National Task Force on African-American New Church Development, General Board of      Global Ministries, UMC (1996-Present); Co-author of book entitled, Building Hope: New Church Development in the African   American Community (1997).  National consultant on new church development.• Chair, Baltimore-Harford District Committee on Ethnic Local Church Concerns; Linking Person,      Baltimore-Washington Conference Ethnic Minority Local Church Committee, 1993-97.• Youth Coordinator, Washington-East District Youth Leadership Team, 1990.• Community Organizer in the United Methodist Bishops’ Initiative on Drugs and      Violence, Prince George's County, MD, 1990-91.• Member, Baltimore-Washington Conference Commission on Religion and Race, 1979-83.

Community Involvement• Mentor, Maryland State Department of Human Resources Leadership Development Program (2006). • State Commissioner, Maryland Governor’s Commission on Judicial Nominations (1995-99).• Member, Harford County Advisory Commission on Mental Health and Addictions (1995-98).• Member, Harford County Board of Education’s Citizen Advisory Commission on Family Life      Education (1995-98).• Member, Harford County Advisory Commission on Pupil Services (1995-98).• Member, Harford County Executive’s Task Force on Safer Communities (1994-98).• Board of Directors, YMCA of Harford County, MD (1994-96).• Board of Directors, Harford Hospice, Inc. (1994-96).• Board of Directors, Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, Harford County, MD (1994-97). • Chair, Executive Committee, Boy Scout Troop 812, Bel Air, MD (1992-98).• Panelist on television program “Focus on Maryland” where a variety of community and religious     issues were discussed (1993-1998).• Career Day Speaker, Mentor and Tutor in the Prince George’s County and Harford County Public      Schools (1988-Present; Outstanding Service Award Recipient (1991-92)).    





REFERENCES
Rev. Dr. Cecil Gray, Ph.D.Senior Pastor, Northwood -Appold United Methodist Church Faculty Member, Morgan State University4499 Loch Raven Blvd.Baltimore, MD 21218410-323-6712o9h9y93oo@prodigy.net

Rev. Dr. Lewis Parks, Ph.D.Professor of Church Administration and Leadership; Director of Doctoral ProgramsWesley Theological Seminary4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20016202-885-6481lparks@wesleyseminary.edu

Dr.  Michael Gorman , Ph.D.Academic Dean and Professor of New TestamentEcumenical Institute of TheologySt. Mary's Seminary and University5400 Roland AvenueBaltimore, Maryland 21210410-864-4201mgorman@stmarys.edu

Dr. John H. Morgan, Ph.D.PresidentThe Graduate Theological Foundation218 West Washington StreetSouth Bend, Indiana 46601574-287-3642information@gtfeducation.org

Dr. Patricia Foserelli, M.D., D.Min.Associate Dean; Professor of Pastoral TheologyEcumenical Institute of TheologySt. Mary's Seminary and University5400 Roland AvenueBaltimore, Maryland 21210410-864-4201pfoserelli@stmarys.edu
Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner-Fuller, D.Min.Sr. Pastor, Mt. Calvary African Methodist Episcopal ChurchProfessor of Practical TheologySt. Mary's Seminary and University300 Eudowood LaneTowson, MD 21286410-296-9497mcamec@msn.com  
Rev. Dr. Bruce C. Birch, Ph.D.Academic Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible  Wesley Theological Seminary4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20016202-885-8600bbirch@weseyseminary.edu
Rev. Dr. David McAllister-Wilson, D.Min.PresidentWesley Theological Seminary4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20016202-885-8601dwilson@wesleyseminary.edu



 
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