Our Team

Megan DeWald
Director
Megan (she/her) cultivates connection and friendship among people from different social locations and is passionate about building just, equitable communities.

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NOW HIRING
Assistant Director
Are you passionate about theologically informed youth ministry? Apply today to join our team as we listen for the "new thing" that God is doing in youth ministry!

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Barbara Holland
Administrative Assistant
Barbara (she/her) handles all the logistics for programs and events for the Institute for Your Ministry.
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Michael Paul Cartledge II
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Michael Paul (he/him) is a practical theologian who studies Christian formation, educational ministry, and neurodiversity.

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Erin Raffety
Associate Research Scholar
Erin (she/her) is a practical theologian who uses ethnographic research methods to study congregations.

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Kenda Creasy Dean
Faculty Liaison
Kenda (she/her) is a pastor, professor, practical theologian, author, and serial social entrepreneur who is committed to the passionate pursuit of the Holy Spirit’s work in the world.

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Abigail Visco Rusert
Associate Dean, Continuing Education
Abigail (she/her) is a bridge builder who is passionate about researching and designing programs that serve congregational leaders, including young people.

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