rick-carterWe are delighted to announce the calling of our new Director of Evangelical Mission Pastor Rick Carter who will begin his ministry with the South Carolina Synod on July 5th. We look forward to the many gifts he brings for outreach renewal and for starting new mission communities.

Richard Carter, M.Div., is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of American (ELCA), and currently serves as pastor of Amazing Grace, Waxhaw, North Carolina and Crossroads, Indian Land, South Carolina. He began his ministry with Amazing Grace and Crossroads as a Mission Developer. Both congregations are now organized congregations of the ELCA. Prior to his Call as a Mission Developer, Pastor Carter served the greater church as a Pastoral Therapist with the Methodist Counseling and Consultation Services of Charlotte, North Carolina. Other areas of interest include organizational and leadership coaching. He is the co-author of the Metanoia Process, a servant leadership coaching model for change, and a certified coach through Duke University School of Business in Leadership Coaching. He received his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

When asked about his new position, Pastor Carter said, “I enjoy working with congregations and pastoral leadership to create positive change and to develop a strong missional identity. I look forward to serving as DEM to the South Carolina Synod and continuing the vision of joining neighbors, serving boldly and loving all through Christ.”

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