Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Carolyn R. Waters

    Denver, CO

    April 4, 1953
    Education and Honors:
    Center for Pastoral Effectiveness 2007-present
    D.Min.: Drew Theological School in process
    M.A.: “Christian Spirituality” Creighton University 1992
    M.Div.: Phillips Graduate Seminary 1980
    B.A.: Oklahoma City University 1975
    Senior Pastor Christ Church, Denver, Colorado 2003-Present
    Senior Pastor Boulder FUMC, Boulder, Colorado 2000-2003
    Dean of the Cabinet, Nebraska Annual Conference 1998-2000
    District Superintendent SE District Nebraska AC 1994-2000
    Pastor Maplewood UMC Omaha, NE 1986-1994
    Director Cookson Hills Community Center Oklahoma & OIMC Annual Conferences 1983-1986 (Native American Ministries and GBOGM CCW)
    Suburban Youth Ministry, Rural Churches in Oklahoma, and Conference Youth Ministry 1976-1983
    SCJC delegate and 1st alternate to General Conference 1996; Elected General
    Conference 2000, 1st alternate to General Conference 2008
    Church and Community Worker General Board of Global Ministries 1983-1986
    District Superintendent Training: Faculty 1996-2000
    Reconciling Ministries Convocation 2001, 2003
    Clergywomen’s Consultation since 1976
    Colorado Counsel of Churches 2004-2007
    Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, Boulder, Colorado 2000-2003
    Cherokee Nation, Native Religions 1984-1986
    2-Year Academy for Preaching 1988-1990
    2-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation 1994-1996
    Faculty 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation in Ohio and Wisconsin
    As DS served as victim advocate for a number of clergy sexual misconduct charges. Experienced a law suit process lasting two years against the cabinet. Experienced two church trials (Jimmy Creech)
    Board of Ordained Ministry RMC 2002 to present, chair Conference Relations
    Counsel for the Church, resulting in church trial, WJ review, and JC ruling 2006-2008
    Chaplin, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus & Denver Women’s Chorus 2005-present
    Board of Directors Frazier Meadows, Boulder, Colorado 2001-2003
    Rev. Carolyn Waters
    Christ Church, United Methodist
    690 Colorado Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80206
    Endorsed by:
    Members of the Reconciling and MFSA community

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