Despite wind chills reaching single digits, Cairn University held an Alumni Pastors’ Gathering on Thursday, February 19. Over twenty-five full- and part-time alumni pastors responded to an open invitation to return to Cairn’s campus and have lunch with President Todd Williams; Dean of the School of Divinity, Dr. Jonathan Master; Alumni Director, Nate Wambold; and other University representatives.
This event included an update on Cairn University’s mission and vision and a question-and-answer session with Dr. Williams. During the main event, pastors were able to share their experiences serving in their local congregations. With pastors coming from various counties, representing every context from urban to rural, this group and their collective decades of experience provided key insight for University leaders, informing them of what is happening “on the front lines” of ministry in their varied contexts.
An event like this represents another example of how the Office of Alumni Relations continues to tap into its alumni for their collective wisdom and experience with the goal of building collegial relationships between Cairn alumni pastors and their alma mater. Beyond this, there was great fellowship with pastors connecting for the first time, as well as reconnecting with old friends and interacting with current faculty and staff at Cairn University.
If you missed this event or if you are a lay leader interested in attending more events related to pastoral ministry, we invite you to check out our Church Leaders’ Conference on Thursday, March 19, 2015.