Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Paul L. Leeland

    Raleigh, NC

    October 2, 1948

    Janet Elaine Dowell

    Children: Rebekah, Nora,Paul
    Education and Honors:
    Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), North Carolina State University 1990
    Master of Theology (Th.M.), Duke Divinity School 1975
    Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Duke Divinity School 1975
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), North Carolina Wesleyan College 1971
    Assistant to the Bishop / Director of Ministerial Relations
    Goldsboro District Superintendent 1999-2001
    Senior Pastor, St. Luke UMC, Sanford 1994-1999
    Pastor, Westminster UMC, Kinston 1989-1994
    Pastor, St. Andrews UMC, Raleigh 1982-1989
    Pastor, Fairview UMC 1978-1982
    Director of Family Counseling (North Georgia Annual Conference), Atlanta, GA, 1976-78
    Student appointments including a 3-point charge
    North Carolina Annual Conference
    Duke Divinity School Board of Visitors 2005-Present
    Trustee, North Carolina Wesleyan College 2005-Present
    Clinical Member of American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) 1978-1998
    North Carolina Conference Council on Finance and Administration - 8 years
    General Conference Delegate: 2000, 2004, 2008
    Jurisdictional Conference Delegate: 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
    General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Division of Ordained Ministry (2004-present)
    United Methodist Foundation, Board of Directors 2000-present
    Conference Board of Pensions - 8 years
    Conference Task Force on Clergy Effectiveness
    Conference Task Force on Building Healthy Congregations
    Conference Pastoral Care Committee
    Sexual Ethics Support Team

    Assistant to the Bishop
    PO Box 10955
    Raleigh, NC 27605-0955
    Phone: 919/832-9560 extension 246
    Endorsed by:
    North Carolina Annual Conference

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