Dr. Chris Gambill
Dr. Chris Gambill has been with the Center for Congregational Health since its beginning in 1992 and currently directs the Center’s work. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Capella University (Ph.D.). Chris received certification as an Intentional Interim Minister through the Center for Congregational Health®. He has previously been Sr. Consultant at the Center, and is a Board Certified Coach. Chris is also an ordained Baptist minister and has served previously as a pastor, interim pastor and as a campus minister at UNC-Charlotte, NC State University, and Appalachian State University. He and his wife Joy also served as student workers in Taiwan, Republic of China. He has extensive experience helping individuals and groups in managing interpersonal and intergroup conflict; developing capacity and skill in utilizing emotional intelligence; creating participative processes for strategic planning; facilitating staff team development; improving job performance; developing effective communication and dialogue processes; and providing individual and team leadership coaching.
Dawn Hall is the Administrative Coordinator and is a graduate of Forsyth Technical Community College with an associate in applied science degree in office administration. Her primary responsibilities are in the area of finance and business office operations.
Consulting and Coaching Ministries Coordinator
Beth Kennett is a United Church of Christ minister, and a graduate of Southeastern Seminary (MDiv). Beth coordinates the consulting and coaching ministries. Beth also has expertise in transitional issues, team building, conflict management, and coaching.
Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Morgan
Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Morgan is the Interim Senior Pastor at St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ in Collinsville, IL. Dr. Morgan, a Certified Intentional Interim Minister (IIM) and Church Consultant, has served as a UCC pastor and interim pastor for 50 years, in NC, NY, GA, TN and IL. During this same period, he also served as Director of the Atlanta Police Dept.’s Chaplaincy Program, a Fulton County government chaplain, a theological school faculty member/administrator and as a community organizer with the UFCW’s Justice@Smithfield Campaign. He is currently serving the 900 member St. John EUCC congregation, located about 12 northeast of St. Louis, MO. Marvin is married to Mae T. Morgan, MD. They are the proud parents of 4 adult children and have 6 grandchildren.
Manager of Interim Ministry Resources
Les Robinson serves as Manager of Interim Ministry Resources. In that position, he gives oversight to the interim training curriculum and assists faith communities seeking to engage in interim ministry. Les also has expertise in consulting, mentoring, conflict management, group facilitation, and team building. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University (B.S) and Southwestern Seminary (M.A. and Ph.D.). Les is married to Pam and has two children (daughter: Julie; son: Les, III) and one grandchild: Cameron.