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, Paula 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 and began on line courses with AMBS from Seattle in 2000 – soon visiting campus for intensive courses during the summer. In early 2006 she moved to campus to pursue a MDiv degree fulltime in pastoral leadership, graduating in 2008 and being ordained in 2011.
Shortly after graduation, Paula had the privilege to serve with Mennonite Mission Network as their Senior Executive for Advancement until retiring in August 2017. In retirement she hopes to continue to serve the church in transitional ministry settings such as this current assignment with AMBS as interim director of advancement.
Paula has two children, six grands, and two great grands. She lives in community on Main Street in Elkhart, IN. Currently Paula serves as moderator of Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference and as a board member of lacasa a local non-profit serving the county in housing, financial empowerment, and community building.
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."