Greetings to all. As ADME’s new President, I celebrate the successful annual gathering of ADME on March 22-24, 2012, at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. So many persons worked together to facilitate our annual meeting. First, thanks to Western Theological Seminary, Administrators, Faculty, and Staff, and our plenary speaker, Dr. George Hunsberger, for their many expressions of hospitality to ADME; second, kudos to Dr. Carl Savage, outgoing President and departing board member, Dr. Felicity Kelcourse, for their exemplary leadership and friendship to all of us over the course of their tenure, and, finally, thanks to all of you who came to the Annual Meeting. We encourage you to spread the word, as we look forward to our next Annual Meeting at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois, on April 11-13, 2013. Our special guest presenter will be Dr. Jeanne Stevenson-Moesnner.
Finally, I welcome to the Executive Board of ADME the following new members: Dr. Nancy Pittman, Director of the D.Min. Program at Phillips Theological Seminary and Dr. Mark Searby, Director, DMin Studies, at Beeson Divinity School.
As DMin education faces significant challenges in the future, I also am convinced that opportunities loom on the horizon. May our common journey together in Doctor of Ministry education be an occasion for fruitful work and ministry in the coming years.
James W. Lewis, Ph.D.