Mary Scifres

As a writer for Abingdon Press, Rev. Mary Scifres is author
of Searching for Seekers and Just in Time! Special Services.
Co-author of annual publications Prepare! and The United Methodist Music and Worship Planner, Mary also writes and
edits The Abingdon Worship Annual with her husband B. J. Beu. In her role as Motivational Speaker, Mary Scifres offers innovative resources to understand today's emerging cultures and to guide organizations through change initiatives. She brings an optimism and enthusiasm that is infectious, transforming ordinary events into extraordinary experiences of inspiration and creativity.

Paul Chilcote

Paul W. Chilcote is Professor of Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando. He has been involved in theological education on three Continents, having taught at Wesley College (England), St. Paul’s United Theological College (Kenya), the Methodist Theological School (Ohio), Duke Divinity School (North Carolina), Ashland Theological Seminary, and having helped launch two new institutions – Africa University (Zimbabwe) and Asbury Theological Seminary (Florida). He is the author of more than twenty books, including A Faith That Sings, The Works of John Wesley, vol. 13; John & Charles Wesley; Making Disciples in a World Parish; Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit; Early Methodist Spirituality; The Study of Evangelism, and Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader in applied Wesleyan studies, particularly in the areas of spirituality, worship, discipleship, and evangelism. He and his wife, Janet, have five daughters, Sandy, Rebekah, Anna, Mary, and Ruth, and five grandchildren, Alyssa and Levi Brooks, Collin and Oliver Glass, and Isabella Gitonga.

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We hope you can join us for this years,
School for Pastoral Ministry presentation of

“Rooted Worship in Shifting Sands”

Featuring Mary Scifres & Paul Chilcote
August 22 – August 23