Clergy

Gordon Ritchie: A Physician of the Soul

Gordon Ritchie: A Physician of the Soul

Gordon Ritchie recently retired from a fulfilling career as a United States Marine Corps Chaplain. After twenty-four years of service, Ritchie has had an influence on many young people in the United States Navy. His career–shaped by honor, hope, presence, and...
​Women in ministry convene a Congress

​Women in ministry convene a Congress

The Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy ( WHWC) organization held a “think-tank” Congress on February 23-24, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Forty representatives from five member denominations came together to discuss the state and mission of the 25-year-old...
​Pastors honored with 40-50-60 year medallions

​Pastors honored with 40-50-60 year medallions

From all across The Wesleyan Church, pastors and their spouses who have given virtually a lifetime of service to God and to their people were honored Sunday night at General Conference at a banquet provided by Wesleyan Investment Foundation and the Wesleyan Pension...
Women in Ministry Spotlight: Julie Collins Penta

Women in Ministry Spotlight: Julie Collins Penta

Much like hiking, church planting requires extensive preparation, the right tools, and an abiding sense of purpose. Fortunately, Julie Collins Penta is both church planter and mountain hiker. Much like hiking, church planting requires extensive preparation, the right...
Women in Ministry Spotlight: Kelli Ward

Women in Ministry Spotlight: Kelli Ward

Kelli Ward is a busy mom who loves to laugh; she is also the Connections Pastor at Forest Hills Wesleyan Church, Evansville, IN. She and her husband, Wayne, also an ordained pastor at Forest Hills, have four children, Karis – 8, Josiah – 7, Maria – 5, and Anna – 3....
Residency Spotlight:  Lindsay Hafner: from Painting to Planting

Residency Spotlight: Lindsay Hafner: from Painting to Planting

An artist with a passion for people, Lindsay Hafner knew her call to ministry early on. But it was not until years later, through a residency position at Awakening Church, that Lindsay realized God’s vision for church planting. Lindsay’s ministry began...
Gordon Ritchie:  A Physician of the Soul

Gordon Ritchie: A Physician of the Soul

Gordon Ritchie recently retired from a fulfilling career as a United States Marine Corps Chaplain. After twenty-four years of service, Ritchie has had an influence on many young people in the United States Navy. His career–shaped by honor, hope, presence, and...
​Chaplain Spotlight: Bryan Purvis — The Ministry of Presence

​Chaplain Spotlight: Bryan Purvis — The Ministry of Presence

Chaplain Purvis recently was promoted to Lieutenant Commander – a professional success he attributes to the men he serves. “Promotions have little to do with me and everything to do with those I serve with; they, the enlisted and other officers, make...
Residency Spotlight: Luke and Kyla

Residency Spotlight: Luke and Kyla

Because we’re pretty young, seeing behind-the-scenes ministry has been tremendously important. Knowing everyday church ministry has been huge, and we’ll be able to apply what we’re learning here at All Shores to our ministry overseas. –Luke &...