LEARN Instructors

Arthur Paul BoersArthur Paul Boers is author of Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Responses to Difficult Behavior (Alban, 1999). He is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart Indiana. An ordained Mennonite minister and Benedictine oblate, he served for over sixteen years as a pastor in rural, urban, and church-planting settings in the USA and Canada. He is also a Benedictine Oblate.

Robert DaleRobert Dale has extensive experience in local church, denominational, and seminary settings as one deeply concerned about leadership in the church. He also serves as a consultant to congregations and a coach to individuals. Bob is the author of more than two dozen books, including Growing Agile Leaders: Coaching Leaders to Move with Sure-Footedness in a Seismic World (Coach Approach Ministries, 2011), Surviving Difficult Church Members (Abingdon, 1984), Seeds for the Future: Growing Organic Leaders for Living Churches (Chalice, 2005), and Cultivating Perennial Churches: Your Guide to Long-Term Growth (Chalice, 2008).

Bruce EpperlyBruce Epperly is ordained in the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is the author of seventeen books in the areas of spirituality, theology, ministerial excellence and spirituality, and health and healing, including Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living and Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry, selected as the 2009 Book of the Year by the Academy of Parish Clergy. He regularly lectures and leads seminars and retreats on ministerial excellence, process spirituality and theology, contemporary spirituality, healing and wholeness, new spiritual movements, and emerging Christianity..  

imageAnthony B. ("Tony") Robinson is a United Church of Christ pastor and teacher, who speaks frequently around North American at church and clergy conferences. Currently, he teaches leadership at Emmanuel College, a seminary of the United Church of Canada, part of the University of Toronto. He is the author of eight books in addition to What’s Theology Got To Do with It?, including Transforming Congregational Culture and Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations.

N. Graham StandishN. Graham Standish (www.blessedchurch.org) is the author of Humble Leadership (2007), Becoming the Blessed Church (2005) and numerous others books and articles in spirituality and spiritual direction. He is an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, has served on the editorial board of Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International. He has a Ph.D. in formative spirituality from Duquesne University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is husband of Diane, and the father of twin girls, Erin and Shea.