The Rev Dr. Wallace FordEcclesiology; Ecumenical and Inter-religious TheologiesRev. Dr. Ford is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served in parish ministries for twenty-two years and has been the executive Director of the New Mexico Conference of Churches for 18 years. His teaching experience includes being adjunct faculty for Regis College, Texas Christian University and the University of New Mexico (Health Sciences Center’s “Center for Development and Disability: Continuum of Care) as well as UNM’s Osher Lifetime Learning Institute.His continuing interest is in church renewal, NT studies and mediation. He earned his D.Min from Hiff Seminary.
Rev. Dr. Stephen Gaertner, O.PraemChristian EthicsFr. Stephen Gaertner professed solemn vows as a member of the Santa Maria de la Vid Norbertine Community in Albuquerque in 2014 and was ordained in 2016. He is a magna cum loude graduate in English (1998) from St Norbert College in De Pere, WI. He earned both his MA(2002) and his PhD (2015) in English from Michigan State University and completed an M. Div. at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in 2016. His ministerial experience has included work with refugees, through Catholic Charities, in prison and ex-offender programs, and in campus ministry. He is currently assigned as an associate pastor at Our Lady of the Most Holy rosary Catholic Community on Albuquerque’s West Side.
The Rev Dr. Kay E. HugginsPreaching & the Art of CommunicationRev. Dr. Huggins is a 1974 graduate of Pittsburg Theological Seminary with a M.Div degree. Her Doctor of Ministry degree is from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, with an emphasis on leadership formation within the congregation. She has taught Systematic Theology and Christology for the MTS program and has served as the associate director and interim associate director of the MTS program for a total of ten years. In retirement, Dr. Huggins continues to write, teach and lead retreats for local congregations and various Protestant denominations.