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Contributors and Staff
EDITOR: D. Andrew Kille earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in psychology and the Bible from The Graduate Theological Union. Ordained in the American Baptist tradition, Andy has been a pastor, teacher, facilitator, and spiritual director. He currently serves as Chair of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC). Andy is author of Psychological Biblical Criticism, and co-editor of Psychological Insight into the Bible and A Cry Instead of Justice. He lives in San Jose, California.
CONTRIBUTORS: William Dols, founding Editor of RBTL, is an Episcopal priest who received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Theological Union. Bill served as Executive Director of The Educational Center and was minister of education at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. He is the author of Three Dimensional Man, Awakening the Fire Within: A Primer for Issue-Centered Education, Just Because It Didn't Happen: Sermons and Prayers as Story, Finding Jesus, Discovering Self: Passages to Healing and Wholeness. Bill lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Leah Grundset Davis is the communications specialist for the Alliance of Baptists. Before joining the Alliance staff, Leah was Associate Pastor for Congregational Life at partner congregation, Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. She loves to think and write creatively about the story of God. Leah is a graduate of Baylor University (B.A.), Truett Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and recently received a Doctor of Ministry degree at Candler School of Theology. She resides in Bristow, Virginia.
Beth Harrison taught philosophy and religion at Northern Virginia Community College for forty years before retiring in 2010. She established the Women's Center there, and is currently co-chair, with Dr. Jill Biden, of the Women's Mentoring Project. She has been involved with RBTL since its inception as group leader, trainer, writer, and associate editor. Beth lives in northern Virginia.
Al Ledford was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He graduated from Wake Forest University majoring in religion and psychology. Al also holds a M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. After some denominational work and various church staff positions, Al entered the business sector. He currently works for Trader Joe’s and resides in Versailles, Kentucky.
Bill Lindeman is a longtime leader of and contributor to RBTL. He is a Transition Ministry Specialist in Presbyterian PC (USA) serving churches in NC, VA, AR, SC, GA, OH and TN. He earned his D. Min. from Union Theological Seminary (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) in Richmond, Virginia. Bill lives in the mountains of North Carolina.
Timothy Locke is a Pastoral Counselor with an interest in the teachings of Jesus, human potential and healthy relationships. This led to graduate study in theology and personality at Princeton Theological Seminary and Claremont School of Theology. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church, USA, Tim has been Executive Director of Four Springs Retreat Center for more than two decades. He lives in Napa, California.
Kenneth Meyers’ academic background includes an M.A. from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, a M.Div. and D.Min from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., with special studies at Oxford University. Ken generated faith formation journeys for 36 years in 4 churches, and currently works as faith formation specialist with the Alliance of Baptists. Ken believes each Jesus follower must know her or his own faith/life story and discover its intersection with God’s Story. Ken lives in northeast Florida.
Jennifer Woods Parker trained with Bill Dols in RBTL at Myers Park Baptist Church. She received her M.A. from The University of Chicago Divinity School, with a specialty in comparative religion and theology and later earned her M.S.W. from University of North Carolina. Jennifer has published two college teachers’ manuals on World Religions for Prentice Hall, as well as articles and poetry in newspapers and journals. She currently works as Community Partnerships Coordinator for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
THE EDUCATIONAL CENTER STAFF: Melissa Thomas, Managing Editor, joined the Center when it relocated to Charlotte in 2009. She earned her B.S. at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and has a wealth of experience working across many industries: legal, financial, insurance and non-profit. Melissa has served as an officer on several boards of directors in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jerry Drino is an Episcopal priest who served as Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in San Jose and most recently as Founder and Director of Hope for Sudan, working with Sudanese refugees and supporters in the US and South Sudan. He was an Associate Leader at the Guild for Psychological Studies and is a consultant for spiritual formation for the Episcopal Church in Navajoland. Jerry lives in San Jose, California.
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