Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Robert L. Flaherty

    Boise, ID

    December 4, 1950
    Education and Honors:
    1978-1982 Claremont School of Theology, Doctor of Ministries
    1972-1973 Concordia Seminary, Master of Arts in Religion
    1969-1972 Central Bible College, Bachelor of Arts
    1985-1986 Western Oregon University, graduate work in counseling
    1978-1980 Claremont Graduate School, graduate work in New Testament
    1975-1978 University of Oregon, graduate work in philosophy
    1977 Summer session at University of Notre Dame, graduate work in religion
    2006-Present Superintendent Eastern District Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
    1996-2006 Pastor Roseburg United Methodist Church
    1988-1996 Chaplain US Army
    1984-1988 Pastor Dallas United Methodist Church
    1982-1984 Pastor Union and North Powder United Methodist Churches
  • Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

    General and Jurisdictional Church Involvement:
  • 2008 Jurisdictional Reserve Delegate and attended General Conference

  • 2008 Attended Jurisdictional Living our Vision Conference

  • 2007-present Board of Trustees, Rust College

  • 2007-present Global Education Fund

  • Ecumenical Involvement:
  • 2007-Present Interfaith dialogue in Japan with Shinto and Buddhist leaders

  • 2006-Present Member Idaho Interfaith Alliance

  • 2004 Participant at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Barcelona

  • 2003 Started an interfaith group, Gathering of Many Faiths, Roseburg, Oregon

  • 1988-1990 Army Chaplain Advisor to Jewish faith community

  • 1989-1990 Army Chaplain Advisor to Muslim faith community

  • Community Involvement:
  • 1996-2006 Rotary International

  • 1984-1988 Kiwanis International

  • 1986-1988 County Mental Health Association President

  • 1987-1988 Polk County Mental Health Advisory Board

  • 1985 State of Oregon Governor’s Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS curriculum

  • 1982-1984 Lions Club International

  • Other:
    2003-2006 Chair of the Order of Elders
    2004-2006 Spiritual Director for the Mountain Trails Community of Walk to Emmaus
    2001 Delegate World Methodist Conference, Brighton, England
    1998-2001 Chair of Pastors’ School committee
    1985, 1996 Taught in United Methodist Women’s School of Christian Mission
    Eastern District Office
    1411 Joyce St
    Boise, ID 83706-3126
    Phone: (208) 385-0598
    Fax: (208) 385-0599
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    Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

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