1. Bill Wilson founded The Center for Healthy Churches in January of 2014. This followed his service as President of the Center for Congregational Health at Wake Forest Baptist Health since 2009. Previously he was Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dalton, Georgia, where he served since 2003. He brings over 33 years of local church ministry experience to CHC, having served as pastor in two churches in Virginia (Farmville BC and FBC Waynesboro) and on a church staff in South Carolina. Bill has led each of the churches he has served into a time of significant growth and expansion of ministry. He is the director of CHC.
2. Abby King-Kaiser is Director of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice. After attending Miami University (Ohio) as an undergraduate, she received a Masters of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. She served as the pastor of a small, urban congregation in Oakland, CA before moving back to her hometown to work at Xavier. Beginning with Ecumenical and Multifaith Ministry, she now serves as the Center’s Director.
3. Jim Kitchens has served Presbyterian churches in California and Tennessee for almost 35 years. He loves helping congregations prayerfully discern how the Spirit calls them to adapt to changing cultural contexts. Jim is the author of The Postmodern Parish published by the Alban Institute. He is the coordinator of CHC-West.