Mark Pedersen

Hi Rick,

Both of the CPE classes I took were before 2000.  There were done in conjunction with the church I was serving at the time!

At Brite School of Theology I was fortunate to have Dr. Lester and Dr. Lester for Pastoral Care classes.  They were a husband and wife team.

I hope to do research to learn how to retain church members that have stopped attending before I arrived as pastor.  When attempts at personal visits are rebuffed, when phone calls are not returned and when other church members are unsuccessful….what is next.  I continue to pray, send newsletters, send emails and attempt to contact through social media.

I’m just hoping to hear from you and members of the class what their experiences have been.