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David Woolverton

Kairos Affiliate Professor

DMin, Trinity Theological Seminary

MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary

BA, Albright College

David Woolverton has been in ministry for over 33 years. He is an ordained United Methodist pastor, having served in churches facing turn-around ministry situations. He has a Bachelor’s dual-degree in Psychology and Religion from Albright College (Reading, PA), a Masters of Divinity degree with a concentration in pastoral care and crisis intervention from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary in Conflict Leadership. David also has had intensive clinical training in hospital chaplaincy in both Northern New Jersey and West Philadelphia with a focus on emergency and trauma care as well as HIV/AIDS hospice care.

In 2003, David founded a non-profit Christian counseling agency to address mental health needs by providing high-quality, Christ-centered counseling at below-market cost to the under-served population in Western Lancaster County, PA. He has served in leadership positions on non-profit boards and committees, as well as denominational committees. He is the 2011 recipient of the Harry Denman Award in Evangelism.

In addition to serving as a pastor, David is an Affiliate Professor as well as Faculty Mentor at Kairos. David also is a Spiritual Care Professional with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, as well as a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is a clergy mentor and leadership coach and is a sought-after workshop leader and church consultant in conflict leadership and transitions. He also just published his first book – Mission Rift: Leading through Church Conflict (Fortress Press, 2021).

David has been married to his wife, Kristine, for over thirty years. They live in Lancaster, PA, along with their rambunctious Bernerdoodle.

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