| Minister/President/Founder of
Moment Ministries, Inc. Primarily a Seattle native, graduate
of the University of Washington, plus two degrees in preparation for the
Ministry at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley CA.
Minister of Christian Churches in Kelso WA
(7 & 1/2 years), Huntington Park CA (6 & 1/2 years), and earned
a doctorate at Claremont School of Theology before moving to Corvallis
OR as Sr. Minister of First Christian Church (8 & 1/2 years.)
These ministries spanned the struggles of the Civil Rights era as well
as the Vietnam War.
| After a career in traditional
ministry, he left the professional ministry to start Moment Ministries
in January of 1979. It is actually a front that allows for the performance
of the pastoral and caring aspects of ministry
without the hassle of the organization. Ability to do this ministry
was made possible by a working spouse (1st grade teacher for Corvallis
This ministry - almost exclusively for people
outside tradition church structures - has continued for 20 years.
|| If truth be known, Art's priorities
are for his wife, Jean, his 3 children (grown), and grandchildren,
and sailing. Summers are spent at the family property on Puget Sound where
all sorts of people stop by for a meal or a night, and usually a sail.
Art reads (see some of the book
reviews), writes (check out the booklets
and back pages), travels,
and stays in touch with scores of people around the country.
Art responds to his phone - when he is home - (541-753-3942)
or to e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| His theology is suspect (something
you must discover through careful reading). If there is a purpose
to Art's ministry it is "to do whatever comes next."
It is definitely an unstructured ministry of "moments."
There is no conscious hidden agenda.
Helping families put together meaningful personal celebrations of special
times such as marriages and memorials are among the more valued ministries.
Semi-occasional "Thursday Night Church" events, in which people gather
to think about life and spirit issues are also part of what Art does. He
does informal "shoot from the hip" non-analytical counseling based on his
years of pastoral experience as well as his professional counseling training.
(Check out "10 Things To Do Before You
See a Counselor.")