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Kenneth J. McFayden

Academic Dean, Richmond, and Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development

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Phone: 804.278.4230

Location: Richmond

Department: Practical Theology

Education:

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.M. Ph.D.

Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, D.Min.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A.

Dr. Ken McFayden, Ph.D. serves as Academic Dean and Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.  He teaches courses in the areas of congregational leadership and administration and has provided leadership for international travel seminars to Brazil, Ghana, Korea and China. 

In addition to his teaching and administrative roles, he has served as keynote speaker on the topic of leadership and change in a variety of settings.  He has conducted numerous workshops and consultations on effective leadership practices, and in team development, strategic planning, and conflict management.  He is author of Strategic Leadership for a Change: Facing Our Losses, Finding Our Future (2009), and a contributor to the Being Reformed curriculum on Transformational Leaders.

Prior to joining the seminary faculty in March of 2000, he served as Executive Director of North Central Career Development Center in New Brighton, MN from 1994-2000.  Previously, he served as a hospital chaplain in Louisville, KY from 1991-1994, and as an associate pastor in Alliance, OH from 1986-1990.  He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

He is married to Narola and has two young adult sons.
 

Books, Publications & Workshops

For a full list of Dr. McFayden’s publications, use the link below to his current CV.

Books

Strategic Leadership for a Change:  Facing Our Losses, Finding Our Future. Herndon, VA:  The Alban Institute, 2009.

Chapter, “Education or Calling:  What Makes a Commissioned Lay Pastor a Pastor?” In  Multiple Paths to Ministry:  New Models for Theological Education, Lance R. Barker and B. Edmon Martin, eds.  Cleveland, OH:  Pilgrim Press, 2004.

Articles

“Stewardship of One’s Self as Stewardship of One’s Vocation,” NACBA Ledger,  Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter 2011, 6-7, 9-10, 36-39.

“Developing the Capacity to Attach Anew,” Congregations, Vol. 37, No. 3, Summer 2010, 20-21.

“The Art of Harmonizing a Staff:  Moving from Notes of Dissonance to Notes of Consonance,” NACBA Ledger, Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter 2009, 6-13.

“Threats to the Formation of Pastoral Leaders in Theological Education:  Insights from the Tavistock Model of Group Relations,” Journal of Religious Leadership, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2008, 1-34.

“The Teaching of Leadership at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia,” Journal of Religious Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 1 & No. 2, Spring 2005 & Fall 2005, 93-107.

Faculty Speaking Engagements and Events

"Strategic Planning: Learning to See Anew"

Workshop Leader at the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators 2015 Event
Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD
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"Developing Leaders Amid Seasons of Change: Leading through Loss and into the New"

Keynote Speaker at Leader-Ship 2015: Presbytery of Charlotte
Sharon Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
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"Restructuring Relevance, Remaining Resilient: What's Your Vision?"

Workshop Leader at Leader-Ship 2015, Presbytery of Charlotte
Sharon Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
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"Are You on Fire: Leading Adaptively in a New Day"

March 6 and 7, Conference Speaker, Shenandoah Presbytery
Massanetta Springs Conference Center, Harrisonburg, VA
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Workshop Leader: "Theology and Ethics of Church Administration"

Charlotte (NC) Metro Chapter of national Association of Church Business Adminstration

"Restructuring Relevance, Remaining Resilient: What's Your Vision?"

Workshop Leader at Kiskiminetas Presbytery
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Indiana, PA

"Developing Leaders Amid Seasons of Change: Leading through Loss and into the New"

Keynote Speaker at Kiskimenetas Presbytery
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Indiana, PA

Keynote Speaker: A New Rx for the Church: A Good Dose of R & R

May 3 & 4, Plenary 1: "A Good Dose of Relevance"; Plenary 2: "A Good Dose of Resiliency"
Presbyteries of John Knox, Milwaukee, and Winnebago - Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, The Wisconsin Dells

Workshop Leader: "Reading Your Contexts for Ministry: How's Your Vision?"

May 3 & 4
Presbyteries of John Knox, Milwaukee, and Winnebago, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, The Wisconsin Dells

Guest Preacher at Choongshin Presbyterian Church

Seoul, South Korea

Guest Lecturer at Hanil University and Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Joenbuk, South Korea

Guest Preacher at Second Presbyterian Richmond, VA

Second Presbyterian, Richmond, VA

Seminar Leader: Restructuring Relevance, Remaining Resilient: Leading Adaptively in a Changing Church and Culture

July 6 to 9
Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC

Workshop Leader: "Theology and Ethics of Church Administration"

Annual Conference, National Association of Church Business Administration
Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, Nashville, TN

Guest Preacher at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church

Campbell Presbyterian Church, Weems, VA

"Strategic Planning Seminar"

Church Business Administration Program
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA
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Workshop Leader, "Theologically-Educated Pastors: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Profession?"

Seminary for a Day, afternoon workshop
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA
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"Finding a Way Forward, Personally and Congregationally"

October 26-29, Continuing Education Event at the Leadership Institute, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA
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Courses Taught

Courses taught recently: Asia Travel Seminar; The Landscape of Religious Leadership; Introduction to Church Business Administration; Reading Church and Cultural Contexts

Curriculum Vitae

http://www.upsem.edu/staff_CVS/McFayden_CV_2014.pdf