Rev. Hamm is former General Minister and President of
the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and
Canada, today Dick is an author, motivational speaker, coach for The Columbia
Partnership, and he is also the Executive Director for Christian Churches
Together in the USA. This is a broad ecumenical organization committed to
expanding the witness of various manifestations of the Body of Christ.
In his role with The Columbia Partnership, Dick has
spent the last year working with the Christian Church in Florida to transform
itself for a stronger present ministry as well as an energized future. He has
facilitated workshops around the state reaching hundreds of Disciples.
Additionally, he has led our transformation team as they have crafted a “future
story” for our regional church.
The guest speaker
for the Thursday evening Pre-Assembly Event will be Dr. Bob Barnes of Sheridan House Ministries, who will share on the importance of
maintaining a healthy balance of family, work and Spirit. Dr. Barnes is a
nationally recognized marriage and family counselor who has authored many books
on the subject.