Transitional Ministry Training Trainers Gary Martin and Paula Killough
Gary Martin has 29 years of experience in transitional parish ministry in a variety of contexts in five states. He received his Masters of Divinity at AMBS. Gary resides in Goshen, Indiana, and in addition to his work with transitional parish ministry he helped form Transitional Ministry Training and is a consultant in congregational health and structure. Paula Killough was born in Maine, raised in Florida, and came to the Mennonite Church in Denver as an adult. “As one grafted in, I have always felt as though I have found my spiritual home.” After a career in retail Paula felt a call to seminary. She graduated in 2008 with a MDiv degree in fulltime pastoral leadership and was ordained in 2011. Recently retired from Mennonite Mission Network as Senior Executive for Advancement, she hopes to continue to serve the church in transitional ministry settings. She currently serves as moderator of Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference. She lives in community on Main Street in Elkhart, Indiana.
Testimonial: Nancy Kauffmann, Denominational Minister, Mennonite Church USA "I was impressed with the level of the training offered to prepare a transitional pastor to lead a healthy process that will resource, encourage and empower a congregation to move forward with God’s call on the congregation’s life. It also prepares the way for a new long term pastor."