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Pastors on the Move

Ending Well, Beginning Well: May 6, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For transitioning pastors, a move from a current congregation to a new one brings challenges and opportunities – both professional and personal. Often, it’s hard for a pastor to find a safe space for frank conversations about transitional concerns, including the effects of moving on their families, parishioners and selves.

This one-day workshop provides that space and covers issues including leaving or entering conflict; who to talk to about issues; family upheaval; and support for singles.

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CEU credit

Each participant will receive a continuing education unit certificate awarding 0.5 credits at the conclusion of the workshop.


Dr. Jim Gebhart is an elder in the United Methodist Church and a licensed psychologist who has been in independent clinical practice since 1978. He is past president of both the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and the College of Pastoral Psychotherapy and Supervision. In addition, Jim has served as a pastoral evaluation specialist within the United Methodist Church.

Dr. Lisa Withrow served three churches following her 1987 ordination in the United Methodist Church. Currently professor of Christian leadership and associate academic dean at MTSO, she consults by invitation with churches who are working on church growth or conflict issues. Lisa’s published books include Bible studies, liturgies and a process for church growth with integrity. She also partners with the pastoral care offices of OhioHealth and is an adjunct instructor for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.


A single $20 tuition payment covers all sessions, lunch and 0.5 CEU credits. After completing the registration page, you’ll have the option of paying online or by check.


Visit the registration page for Pastors on the Move.