Fall Leadership Conference

Hello everyone,

I am a part of the virtual Fall Leadership Conference today and tomorrow.  I will be listening to our featured Speaker Susan Beaumont for the plenary sessions and one of my old Mission Development colleagues from my time as a developer on the East Coast will be leading worship.  I wanted you to know a little more about the featured speaker and I know it will inform my leadership at First!  Feel free to learn more about her and get her book if you would like to join the conversation!…… Pastor Josh

Featured Speaker – Susan Beaumont

Author of How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season and more!

Susan Beaumont is a consultant, author, and coach.  She has worked with hundreds of congregations and denominational bodies across the United States and in Canada.  She is known for her ground-breaking work in the leadership dynamics of large congregations.

Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked for nine years as a Senior Consultant with the Alban Institute. Susan has also served on the faculty of two business schools, teaching graduate-level courses in leadership, management, and organizational behavior.  She has corporate experience in human resource management and organizational development. She currently teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary.

Susan is the author of How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season, and Inside the Large Congregation. She is co-author of When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in the Large Congregation.

Rev. Beaumont is an ordained minister within the American Baptist Churches, USA.  She currently attends a Presbyterian Congregation.

Susan’s educational background includes an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary.  She is a graduate of the Shalem Institute Spiritual Guidance program.

Susan is known for engaging the best of business practice, filtered through the lens of careful theological reflection. She moves easily between discernment and decision making and nurtures the soul of the leader along with the soul of the institution.

You may purchase a copy of Susan’s book at rowman.com using discount code RLFANDF30.