Donna E. Allen
New Church Consultant
Donna is a native of East Orange, New Jersey. From her youth, she has been active in the Baptist, Lutheran and Methodist church traditions. She has sought preparation in ministry through her education, which includes a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Seton Hall University; Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a concentration in homiletics and church history, also from Vanderbilt. Her dissertation title was "Toward A Womanist Homiletic: Katie Cannon, Alice Walker and Emancipatory Proclamation."
New Church Consultant
Teresa Angle-Young is a United Methodist Elder in the North Georgia Conference and the founding planter/pastor of Sacred Tapestry UMC in Marietta, Georgia. She is a graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and is currently completing her Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching at Aquinas School of Theology in St. Louis, MO. Angle-Young specializes in coaching church planters, preachers, issues around clergy wellness and life balance, clergy burn out, conflict resolution, relationships and couples coaching, work/career challenges, and many other areas. Angle-Young is one of only 18 endorsed Life Coaches in the United Methodist system in the United States. She is a contributing author of Ministry 3.0: How Today's Church Leaders are Using Coaching to Transform Ministry and the upcoming book Stressless Preaching: Getting to Sunday Without Losing Your Religion and a contributor to many publications. She does group coaching, individual coaching, and executive coaching. Angle-Young is also a speaker, retreat and seminar leader, and teaches Church Planting 1.0 and Preaching to Postmoderns for The Center for Progressive Renewal and Church MD.
Consultant for Korean Ministries
Hojung is a missionary. He was raised in presbyterian church in South Korea, ordained 1988 and sent by Kyung-Ki Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) which overseas ecumenical partner of UCC to Connecticut Conference. He is a church founder, has experience as missionary in East Asian countries, while missionary work established several churches in different cultural setting and trained church developers. Established Korean churches in Connecticut 1999. Serving Storrs Korean Church and First Korean UCC. Has variety experience of various Asian cultures and churches.
Social Media Consultant
Kimberly Knight recently received her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in Religious Studies. Prior to seminary she worked nearly five years as a public school activist in the city of Atlanta. She brings to The Center for Progressive Renewal more than fifteen years of experience across a broad spectrum of technology settings including multimedia production and instructional technology. She currently serves as the pastor of an online congregation that has been gathering for two years in the cyber-world of Second Life. Kimberly, her partner and their two children are active members of Kirkwood United Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia.
Church Building & Loan Fund Consultant
Susan was the co-pastor of a new church start, Sankofa UCC, in Atlanta, GA and now serves with the Church Building and Loan Fund in Cleveland, OH. Susan began her ministry as a Christian educator, and, after some years, felt God's call to plant a church in Atlanta. Once a member of Trinity UCC in Chicago, she took her insights and learning from that context and has helped build a thriving new church in the South.