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Leadership Team

(c) 2012 Kathleen MurrayDonald Guthrie, Executive Director

Donald Guthrie serves as Professor of Educational Ministries at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has earned an Ed.D. from the University of Georgia, an M.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a B.A. from Grove City College. Prior to joining the TEDS faculty, Donald worked in campus ministry with the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh, PA and served on the faculty and administration of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He is a co-author of Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving.

Donald grew up near Pittsburgh, PA in a family that is grateful for a multi-generation legacy of God’s grace. He has enjoyed serving as an elder in several local churches for thirty years. In these churches, Donald has regularly taught classes, trained teachers, lead small groups, and participated in community service. Donald is a frequent teacher at conferences and retreats, often addressing cultural trends, intergenerational ministry, calling and vocation, and adult learning. Donald and Mary have two young adult children, Ben and Erin.

Taylor Worley, Managing Director

Taylor Worley serves as the managing director for the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University and provides administrative oversight that supports the executive director and the director of the Oikonomia Network. Taylor earned a Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Andrews with a concentration in theological aesthetics and most recently taught for seven years at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. In his roles as both a faculty member and administrator of spiritual life initiatives for students, Taylor focuses on enabling students to see how their gifts and passions can be leveraged for greater vocational impact in the kingdom of God. He comes to Trinity excited to facilitate the integration of faith, living, and learning through the strategic work of the Center for Transformational Churches. His scholarly projects center on theological explorations in the visual arts and film as well as creatively applying Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s distinctive vision for discipleship and community in the church. Taylor and his wife, Anna, are growing their three kids to love God and His church, and they enjoy exploring their new community in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.

GregForsterGreg Forster, Director of the Oikonomia Network

Greg Forster serves as the director of the Oikonomia Network at the Center for Transformational Churches, and is a visiting assistant professor of faith and culture at Trinity Graduate School. He has a Ph.D. with distinction in political philosophy from Yale University. He is the author of six books, most recently Joy for the World: How Christianity Lost Its Cultural Influence and Can Begin Rebuilding It, and the co-editor of four books. He is a Friedman fellow at EdChoice; has published numerous articles in scholarly and popular periodicals; has spoken at the Gospel Coalition and Jubilee conferences; edits the group blog Hang Together; and contributes regularly to other online outlets. His primary scholarly interest is studying how the structures of culture and civilization (family, work, education, business, politics, etc.) respond to the challenge of the gospel and the ambiguous tensions of religious freedom, in order to equip the church to be good citizens of both the Kingdom of God and our human communities.

AdamJoyceAdam Joyce, Program Assistant

Adam Joyce is program assistant for the Center for Transformational Churches and also currently serves as editor-in-chief of The Curator, an online faith and arts magazine. He has previously worked as content manager and editor for The Washington Institute of Faith, Vocation and Culture, where he wrote and managed the development of the user guides for ReFrame, a whole-life discipleship curriculum produced in partnership with the Marketplace Institute of Regent College. Adam is a graduate of Wheaton College and Duke Divinity School and has written for a range of publications such as The Other Journal, Christ and Pop Culture, Christian Century, Capital Commentary, Englewood Review of Books, byFaith, Geez, Shared Justice, SEEN Journal and others.