Preparation influences the destination. I recently attended a gathering for the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was wonderful to fellowship with compassionate leaders of various educational institutions of the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church has a strong commitment to higher education, supporting approximately 119 educational institutions in United States of America and partnerships with international schools in countries across the globe. My time at the gathering was fruitful, opening up new partnerships for Gammon Theological Seminary as we move into the future.
As President-Dean my responsibilities include leading Gammon Theological Seminary into exciting new terrain. Shortly after I became President-Dean, a wise person recommended I read a book entitled “Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory” by Todd Bolsinger. It is a wonderful book, check it out! Let us all be life-long learners, looking for ways to prepare ourselves for new experiences, challenges and to be a resource for others. I pray that all us will always value the process of preparation.
This August will bring forth the start of the fall season and the 2018 academic semester. For our returning students, I pray you return to campus recharged and prepared to begin a new semester with a renewed spirit of learning and sharing of your spiritual gifts. Gammon Theological Seminary helps to prepare students to meet their intended destination(s) in ministry settings. Gammon Students and Gammon Alumni are positioned to take off and soar high in their call to serve others and serve the world. Where are your intended destinations? Remember: Preparation influences the destination.
Grace and Peace,
President-Dean Ken J. Walden
Gammon Theological Seminary
Rev. Ken Walden President-Dean, Gammon Theological Seminary