Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Alban Books
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978-1-56699-285-5 • Paperback • December 2003 • $30.00 • (£22.99)
978-1-56699-474-3 • eBook • December 2003 • $28.50 • (£21.99)
Roy M. Oswald is a senior consultant with the Alban Institute with a number of Alban titles to his credit. He has provided leadership for hundreds of conferences and training events in the U.S. and Canada. A variety of denominations have called on him to focus on the pastoral role and the dynamics of parish leadership. He also frequently consults with local congregations and judicatories where his planning model utilizes norms, myths and meaning statements from a church's past. Roy Oswald is identified with research into the transitions clergy make when they enter parishes for the first time and for clergy in longer pastorates. More recently he has headed studies of the candidacy process, leadership needs of small congregations, and new methodology for assessing ministries using clergy/lay teams. James M. Heath is a retired teacher of classics at Bucknell University and a transition companion in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Ann W. Heath is a retired elementary school teacher and a founding member of Union-Snyder Habitat for Humanity.