During the pandemic of COVID-19, the district superintendent has openend up opportunities to connect with various leaders from around the world online.  This continues to be a great resource for pastors and leaders of the district.  Each session below is a recording of those ZOOM moments.


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Alan Hirsch

Hirsch is the author of 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ, The Forgotten Ways; co-author of The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus and The Faith of Leap. (with Michael Frost); Untamed (with Debra Hirsch); Right Here, Right Now (with Lance Ford): On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson); The Permanent Revolution (with Tim Catchim).  Alan is founder of 5Q Collective and resident coach and consultant with the team. The 5Q Collective aims to create a training options where fivefold imagination and practice can be activated and developed throughout the Body of Christ.

Dr. David Busic

Dr. David A. Busic was elected general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene at the 28th General Assembly held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, in June 2013. At the time of his election, he had been president of Nazarene Theological Seminary since 2011.  Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, David was ordained in 1991 by Dr. John A. Knight. After being an associate pastor in Oklahoma and Kansas, he served as senior pastor for three Churches of the Nazarene: Vineyard Community Church (Livermore, California), Central Church (Lenexa, Kansas), and First Church (Bethany, Oklahoma). During his tenure at Bethany First, Dr. Busic helped initiate and establish the Swaziland Partnership in 2007 to help reduce the HIV/AIDS rate and assist vulnerable children in Swaziland, Africa.

Dr. Gustavo Crocker

Dr. Gustavo A. Crocker was elected the 41st general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene at the 28th General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2013.  Prior to his election, Crocker had served as Eurasia regional director since 2004. Previously, he was senior vice president for programs at World Relief Corporation. Gustavo joined World Relief after serving as director of field management for Compassion International. Other ministry included several years as administrative director of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries International in Kansas City, Missouri, and three years as regional coordinator of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries out of Quito, Ecuador.

Dr. Jeren Rowell

Having served as a local church pastor for 25 years, and a district superintendent for 12 years, Dr. Rowell has a passion for and deep commitment to the life and work of parish ministry. The church at its best lives and serves together under the lordship of Jesus in ways that the congregation’s life becomes a living and observable paradigm of the reign of God in Christ Jesus.   This passion led him toward the Seminary as a pastor, superintendent, instructor, professor, and now as president because he believes that what we do in helping to shape ministers of the gospel for the church should impact positively what happens in local churches all over the world every week.

Dr. Jack Connell

Rev. Dr. Jack Connell is the president of Eastern Nazarene College located in Quincy, Massachusetts.  Dr. Connell’s distinguished career in Christian higher education and ministry as well as his vision for the future of the college has made him an excellent leader for such a time as this.  Dr. Connell joined ENC from Houghton College in Houghton, New York, where he has served as Provost and Dean of the Faculty since 2016. Leading over 100 faculty and staff members, Dr. Connell served as the Chief Academic Officer and Chief Enrollment Officer on the President’s leadership team. He was been instrumental in the development of new academic programs, the growth of Houghton Online, and the launch of new extension site programs.

Dr. Jesse Middendorf

Dr. Jesse C. Middendorf is a general superintendent emeritus in the Church of the Nazarene. He was chosen for the highest elected office in the church at the 25th General Assembly at Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2001, after serving for ten years as senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Kansas City, Missouri.  Dr. Middendorf was ordained an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1969. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1965 and his master of divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1968. In 1989 Southern Nazarene University conferred upon him the doctor of divinity degree. He earned a doctor of ministry degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1999.