The Center for Progressive Renewal is excited to welcome Rev. Carol Howard Merritt to our growing consulting and coaching team. Rev. Merritt has been a PCUSA pastor for 13 years, serving growing Presbyterian Churches in the swamps of Cajun Louisiana, a bayside village in Rhode Island, and an urban neighborhood in D.C. She served as a pastor at Western Presbyterian Church, an intergenerational congregation in Washington, D.C. She is the award-winning author of Tribal Church (Alban 2007) and Reframing Hope (Alban 2010). She has contributed to numerous books, websites, magazines, and journals. Carol blogs regularly at the Christian Century and the Huffington Post. Carol is a sought-after speaker, congregational consultant and advisor. She also co-hosts God Complex Radio, a podcast with Derrick Weston.
"Carol is a powerhouse of intellect, energy, wisdom and experience that will be an invaluable gift to all of the conferences and churches working with the Center for Progressive Renewal," said Executive Director and CEO, Rev. Cameron Trimble. "The Center for Progressive Renewal is growing rapidly to meet the evolving needs of our leaders and congregations. Carol is joining a world-class team of national consultants committed to ensuring that the best days of a congregation's life are in front of them."
Rev. Merritt will be available to work with pastors in one-on-one coaching relationships as well as work with congregations around issues of decline, re-imagining and renewal.
For more information or to inquire about working with any of the Center for Progressive Renewal's consultant and coaching team, please contact Gregg Carlson, Director of Online Learning & Coaching.