Director, Methodist House of Studies
Baker University, A.B., 1970
Boston University, Th.M., 1973
Saint Paul School of Theology, D. Min., 1984
Carl is the first Director of the Methodist House of Studies at Eden. Prior to coming to Eden full time in July, 2010, Carl was an adjunct professor at Eden for three years.
Carl is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church having served under full time appointment since 1973. During that time, Carl served rural, urban, university, and suburban churches and served as a District Superintendent. He has served churches in Massachusetts, Kansas and Missouri. Prior to his appointment to the Methodist House of Studies, Carl was the Senior Pastor of the Manchester United Methodist Church which is the largest membership UMC in Missouri and one of the one hundred largest UM churches in the United States. He has also served on the adjunct faculty of Illif School of Theology in Denver.
In addition to his pastoral work, Carl has been a delegate to four General Conferences and seven Jurisdictional Conferences of the UMC. He has been a director of two General Agencies of the UMC and served as the Chair of the Jurisdictional Committees on Rules and the Jurisdictional Executive Committee. In the Annual Conference, Carl has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry, Council on Finance and Administration and has chaired the Committee on Equitable Salary, the Church Extension Committee and the Conference Council.