June 4, 2009

Church of the Brethren Staff Announcement

Joshua Brockway has accepted the call to serve as the director for Spiritual Life and Discipleship for the Church of the Brethren, effective January 4, 2010.

Through serving as an interim pastor at East Atlanta Christian Fellowship, providing campus ministry at Manchester College, teaching at Bethany Theological Seminary, collaboratively planning the Young Adult Forum on Ministerial Leadership, directing Exploring Your Call at Bethany Theological Seminary, and pursuing doctoral studies in early church history, Joshua has nurtured skills and passions which uniquely qualify him for this role.

Brockway’s responsibilities will include developing spiritual growth and discipling resources for congregations, supporting pastors and other church leaders in nurturing the spiritual lives of congregations and individuals, working collaboratively with the Spiritual Directors network, advocating for healthy congregations through interpretation of the denomination’s congregational ethics guidelines, cultivating gender-focused ministries, and fostering the spiritual growth of individuals, congregations, and the church as a whole.

Joshua is a Manchester College graduate with a degree in Religion, holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Bethany Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology, and is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Catholic University of America.

Joshua is married to Kristie and they have a son Levi.