Lawrence Peers joins the Pastoral Excellence Network

May 03, 2013 | Pastoral Excellence Network

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We’re delighted to announce that, on May 1, Lawrence Peers joined the Pastoral Excellence Network (PEN) as Director of Learning.

Larry brings to PEN a rich background as a seminar leader and leadership coach working with clergy, congregations, and other religious organizations—locally, regionally, and nationally—on topics including clergy well-being, organizational development, visioning and strategic planning, conflict transformation, and staff development.

Larry has extensive experience working with leaders from a wide variety of religious affiliations—mainline Protestant churches, Roman Catholic communities, and Conservative and Reformed synagogues.

An ordained minister, Larry most recently served as a senior consultant with The Alban Institute and as a member of the leadership team of the Pastoral Excellence Program of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Chris Braudaway-Bauman, Director of the Pastoral Excellence Network says, “Larry is an excellent teacher and facilitator, exceptionally skilled in creating the kind of supportive and reflective space that pastors and other church leaders need to be able to engage questions and discuss concerns that matter deeply in their lives and the life of the church, and to learn new ways of working and being to strengthen and sustain the vitality of the church.”

In addition to his experience as a highly-regarded church consultant, educator, and clergy coach, Larry brings a distinguished record of academic work. He holds a doctoral degree in organizational change from Pepperdine University and one in congregational studies from Hartford Seminary, where he has also served as adjunct faculty. He earned master’s degrees at Boston University (theology) and Antioch University (developmental clinical psychology) and a B.A. at Eckerd College.

The Pastoral Excellence Network is blessed to have Larry join us as a leader and partner as we work to deepen and extend the church’s learning and commitment to pastoral excellence.

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