Our Church of the Brethren friend, Craig Alan Myers (click “Dunker Journal”), has called to our attention that Ashland Theological Seminary is sponsoring a pastor’s conference, “Pastors That Last: Moving Beyond Just Surviving to Thriving” on Monday, October 17, 2005. Presenters will be Gary Kinnaman and Knute Larson, and the location is The Chapel Green Campus near Akron, Ohio.
Pastor Knute Larson (pictured) has guided The Chapel in Akron as its senior pastor since 1983. He and a pastoral staff of 19 offer five Sunday worship services and 300 activities to meet the varied needs of the congregation.
Widely-known throughout the greater Akron area for his daily one-minute radio and television spots, Larson speaks on issues ranging from leadership issues and communication to community involvement.
Larson is the author of The Great Human Race, a book about personal discipline, as well as three other books on ministry and leadership.
Prior to his service at The Chapel, the Harrisburg, PA, native was senior pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Ashland from 1968 to 1983. He earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Grace College in 1962, a Master of Divinity degree, magna cum laude, from Grace Theological Seminary in 1966 and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1997.
Larson also was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Grace Graduate School in 1982 and was moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches in 1980. He and his wife, Jeanine, have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.