A Working Preacher

Joy J. Moore is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and on September 1, 2020 moves into the role of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Luther Seminary.…


Following Wherever the Lord Leads

Matt Sigler was born into a family of Methodist pastors (Alabama West-Florida) and he came to faith when six years old.  Matt says,  “In the summer of 1995, I experienced a deeper work of God’s grace in my life. It was an Aldersgate-type experience; one I still hold to as an anchor point in my walk with the Lord. Throughout …


A Focus On What Changes People

Esther Chung-Kim is a Religious Studies professor specializing in the history of world Christianity, including the European Reformations at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.…


John Wesley Fellows Help Shape Calling to Ministry

Ken Loyer is the Lead Pastor of Spry Church in York, Pennsylvania. A native of York County, Ken has degrees from Messiah College and Duke Divinity School. He received his Ph.D in theology from Southern Methodist University. Ken is also an author and has written Holy Communion: Celebrating God With Us and God’s Love Through the Spirit:


Called to Teach and Preach

In 1996, Mathieu was part of the Youth for Christ movement as a member and shortly later as a leader. Youth for Christ relied on alumni in professional life for their preaching and teaching schedules.…


John Wesley Fellow serving as SMU Perkins School of Theology Dean

Craig C. Hill is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, moving from Duke Divinity School in July 2016, where he was Professor of Theological Pedagogy and the founding director of two degree programs.…


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June 20, 2022

“What’s your beast?” I paused after reading that question in the conclusion of a paper I was grading. My student had written a thoughtful analysis of Rev 13:1–10, but I was …

June 13, 2022

Many of us continue to deal with the effects of the pandemic in our schools, communities, and churches. No matter the location or size of the church, one universal and lingering …

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March 8, 2022

The 2022 AFTE Christmas Conference was held at The Woodlands Methodist Church in The Woodlands Texas January 13-15, 2022. Both in person and live streaming options were provided for attendees and the conference was well attended.

Fellows remarked on their gratitude for the opportunity to gather as a group remarking that the conference was well run and stimulating. As one Fellow said,” It is always inspiring to be part of a group that loves God so much, is invested in the world around, and takes intellectual challenges seriously.