Candidate Biography
 

    The Rev. Galen L. Goodwin



    Clinton, NJ


    Born:
    January 30, 1944

    Spouse: Judith Ann Ruhlin



    Children: Kevin Robert Goodwin, Jennifer Lynne Saalinki



    Grandchildren: Lucas Emil Saalinki, Enya Francena Saalinki, Wyatt Derosier Goodwin,

       
    Education and Honors:
  • D.Min. Study, Princeton Theological Seminary 1982-1986
  • M. Div. Wesley Theological Seminary 1970
  • B.A. Drew University 1966

  • Selected as one of 18 outstanding young ministers from the Northeast by Drew University for participation in videotaped discussions of issues central to church vitalization. 1979
  • Ministry:
  • Senior Pastor of Clinton United Methodist Church, Clinton, NJ 2006-present
  • District Superintendent, Skylands District, Greater New Jersey Annual Conference - 2000-2006
  • District Superintendent Delaware District, Northern
    New Jersey Annual Conference--2000
  • Senior Pastor of Chatham UMC, Chatham, NJ 1990-2000
  • Associate Council Director, Northern NJ Annual Conference 1987-1990
  • Pastor of Sparta UMC, Sparta, NJ 1983-1987
  • Pastor of Montgomery UMC, Belle Mead, NJ 1974-1983
  • Pastor of Fairfield UMC, Fairfield NJ 1973-1974
  • Pastor of Woodbridge UMC, Woodbridge, NJ 1970-1973
  • Pastor of Emmitsburg-Toms Creek Charge, Emmitsburg, Maryland 1968-1970
  • Director of Youth Ministry, Crossman UMC, Falls Church, Virginia 1966-1967
  • Membership:
  • Greater New Jersey Annual Conference

    Conference
  • Vice President, Centenary Fund & Preachers Aid Society - 2007
  • Cabinet Representative to Board of Ordained Ministry - 2000-2006
  • Conference Ecumenical Officer - 2005-present
  • Member, Interfaith Relations Committee, National Council of Churches
  • Member, Ecumenical Officers, New Jersey Council of Churches
  • Member, Greenfaith Advisory Council
  • Chairperson Committee to Study Clergy Divorce 1983-1985
    Co-Chairperson, Area Study Task Force on Merger 1996-1998
  • Board of Ordained Ministry 1982-1996
  • Chairperson Board of Ordained Ministry 1992-1996
  • Registrar Board of Ordained Ministry 1988-1992
  • Associate Director of Program and Budget, Council on Ministries 1985-1987
  • Chairperson Committee on Mission Education and Cultivation, Conference Board of Missions 1982-1984
  • Conference Parliamentarian - 1984-1987, 2006 to present
  • Chairperson Rules of Order Committee 1984-1987
  • Conference Rules of Order Committee 1985-2000
  • Chairperson Conference Nominations Committee 1973
  • Conference Nominations Committee 1970-1973

    General Church
  • General Conference Delegation 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 (co-led delegation in 2004 & 2008)
  • Jurisdictional Delegation 1992,1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Northeastern Jurisdictional Episcopacy Committee 1996-2000, 2004-present
  • General Board of Higher Education & Ministry 1996-2004
  • Section of Elders and Local Pastors
  • Chairperson, Committee on Supervision and Support Systems
  • Chairperson, Design Team for Exploration 2000
  • Member, Design Team for African D.S. Training at Africa University, 2000-2001
  • Member Faculty , DS Training, Lake Junaluska 2000-2004
  • Other:
  • Chairperson, Chatham Interfaith Council
  • Member Overlook Hospital Protestant Chaplaincy Service
  • Chaplain, Chatham Fire Company
  • Office:
    Box 5331, Clinton, NJ 08809
    908-735-7025 x101
    galengoodwin@clintonunitedmethodist.org
    Endorsed by:
    Greater New Jersey Conference

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