Pastoral and Social Leadership Conference
September 22-25, 2014
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton Seminary’s Continuing Education, in partnership with Volunteers of America, will offer a gathering of pastors and other faith-based community leaders for learning and training in theology, pastoral care and ethics for those engaged in public and community ministry, and seeking to be challenged to an ever more relevant witness of Christ in their contexts. This program will provide for an in depth ecumenical experience on pastoral care, practical theology, biblical studies, and Christianity and society.
The Rev. Victor Aloyo Jr. is director of the Office of Multicultural Relations at Princeton Theological Seminary and pastor of The United Presbyterian Church and Mision Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras in Plainfield, New Jersey. He received his M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and his B.A. in religious studies from The College of New Rochelle. He has served churches in New York and New Jersey, and was organizing pastor and pastor/head of staff of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer of East Brooklyn, a multilingual, multicultural congregation. Victor will also begin his doctoral studies at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Rev. Dr. Michael Granzen serves as pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ and adjunct professor of Christian Ethics at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He has lectured on urban ministry and social ethics at Harvard Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to his current call, Michael served as pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Boston, MA and moderator of Elizabeth Presbytery. Dr. Granzen serves on the boards of several non-profits and community organizations. Under Dr. Granzen’s leadership, Second Church has developed new Brazilian and Malagasy churches, a Restore Ministry for urban teenagers and a new social witness project and prison ministry with Pulitizer-Prize-winning writer Chris Hedges.
The Rev. Dr. John Huh is passionate and excited about restoration and renewal of mental, emotional, and spiritual health of people. As a bilingual, bi-cultural Korean American, he is active in the church and in the academia. Huh received a B.A. (Psychology and Theology) from Boston College and his M.Div. and Ph.D. (Pastoral Counseling) from Princeton Theological Seminary. Previously, John has served as a youth pastor for eight years, and now, along with a team of pastors, he is serving at New Mercy Community Church, an emerging church in northern New Jersey. He also teaches counseling courses in nearby seminaries.
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