rodgerThe Presbytery Gathering Team is thrilled to announce that Rodger Nishioka will be the featured speaker at the May 25th Presbytery Gathering at Community Presbyterian Church in La Mirada. Dr. Nishioka will be addressing Los Rancho’s vision of being a “community of flourishing congregations.”

Rodger, a winsome, engaging, thoughtful, and thought-provoking speaker is Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. Born in Honolulu and raised in Seattle at the Japanese Presbyterian Church, Rodger is the son of a retired Presbyterian minister. He is one of the most sought-after and inspiring preachers in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  For 15 years, Rodger was the Benson Family Associate Professor of Christian Education at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. In that ministry, he taught pastors to be teachers and leaders in the church’s educational ministry, specializing in particular on youth and young adult ministry.  Prior to teaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, Rodger was the national coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Plan now on inviting the members of your congregation to come hear Rodger. Take a few minutes to see Rodger in action, and you’ll agree this is an evening they will not want to miss.

You can see Rodger’s recent presentation at the 2017 NEXT Church National Gathering. (Starts at 29:25) 

Also, check out Rodger’s talk at last summer’s Presbyterian Youth Triennium.

The Presbytery Gathering Team