Details about the 2019 Winter Pastors’ School will be posted asap.
The 2018 Winter Pastors’ School was held February 5-8, 2018 at Calvin Crest Retreat Center, Fremont, NE. Our guest speaker Rev. Dr. Gene Fowler, shared insights into “The Defaming Church: How and Why Congregations Abuse Pastors.” Discussion focused on “What became known as ‘Clergy Killing’ is rampant today. A contemporary understanding of this abuse of clergy based on new and effective resources was presented.”
Dr. Gene T. Fowler is a pastoral theologian and church pastor. He currently serves the Irondequoit Presbyterian Church congregation in Rochester, NY. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, he taught seminarians for five years while receiving extensive pastoral psychotherapy training. However, Dr. Fowler found his true professional home in the congregational setting. In over 30 years, he has served many congregations and has written three books. He currently is writing a new book dedicated to the subject of how and why congregations abuse pastors.