Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Gregory (Greg) D. Stover

    Cincinnati, OH

    June 14, 1951

    Spouse: Linda J. Stover (Retired Teacher, Reading and Language Arts Specialist)

    Philip (Phil) G. Stover

    Geoffrey (Geoff) D. Stover

    Christopher (Chris) B. Stover
    Education and Honors:
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (B.A. in Economics, 1973)
    Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky (Attended 1973-1975)
    United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio (M. Div., 1977)
    2006: Cincinnati District Superintendent, West Ohio Conference
    2005-2006: Armstrong Chapel UMC, Cincinnati, Ohio (Lead Pastor) (2005-06: Joint appointment as pastor/DS)
    1999-2006: Cincinnati District Superintendent, Cincinnati, Ohio
    1989 - 1999: Sharonville UMC, Cincinnati, Ohio (Senior Pastor)
    1979-1989: Church of the Cross UMC, Toledo, Ohio (Senior Pastor)
    1976-1979: First UMC, Sidney, Ohio (Associate Pastor)
    1975-1976: Marathon UMC, Marathon, Ohio (Student Pastor)
    1973-1975: Martinsville UM Charge, Martinsville, Ohio (Student Pastor, 3-point Charge)
    West Ohio Conference
    Director, General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (2000-Pres.)
    Executive Committee GCCUIC (2004-Pres.)
    Delegate to General Conference (1992 (Alt.), 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
    Delegate to North Central Jurisdictional Conference (1988 - 2008)
    GCCUIC Dialogue Team to the Vatican - Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, (2005)
    Co-Chair, GCCUIC Task Force on Dialogue on Homosexuality in the UMC (2000-2005)
    Presenter/Participant, GBHEM sponsored Consultation on Decision 1032 (2007)
    Participant, GCCUIC sponsored Dialogue on Theological Diversity (1997-1998)
    Other Church Experience:
    Board of Trustees, Life Enriching Communities (UM Retirement Communities) (1999-Pres.)
    Trustee, United Theological Seminary (1999-2005)
    West Ohio Conference Unity Task Force (2004-Pres.)
    Ohio River Valley Cluster Leader (2006-Pres.)
    NCJ Committee on Elections (1992-1996)
    West Ohio Conference Board of Pensions
    Chair, WOC Health Care Committee
    Equitable Salaries Commission
    District Committee on Ordained Ministry
    Metropolitan Religious Coalition of Cincinnat

    Community Service:
    Grievance Committee of Cincinnati Bar Association (Lay Member) (2000- Pres.)
    Board of Advisor of Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts of America (1999-2005)
    Founder Princeton City Schools Community Baccalaureate (1996-1999)
    Youth coach

    Publications, Awards, Honors:
    Pastoral Leadership and Church Membership in a Redeemed and Redeeming Community (Paper for GBHEM Consultation).
    Why Dialogue? (Published in the West Ohio NEWS and UM News Service, UM Reporter and numerous conference papers).
    Lovingly Leveling with Live-ins in Sins of the Body: Ministry in a Sexual Society, Word Publishing, 1989 and Leadership Journal.
    Various articles in conference and denominational papers.
    The Aldersgate Award for Outstanding Service to Youth, West Ohio Conference Committee on Scouting, 2001.
    5125 Drake Rd
    Cincinnati OH, 45243
    Phone: (513)561-4220

    Endorsed by:
    Representatives of the West Ohio Conference GC/JC Delegation.

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