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Ph.D., M.Phil. in Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary in New York City, 1981. M.Div. in Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary in New York City, 1974. B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV, 1971. Thirty-three Years in Ministry since ordination in 1973.

Published FATHERS' LIBERATION ETHICS, University Press of America, Lanham, MD, January, 1992. Taught "Christian Ethics in Urban Ministry," Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Winter, 1992. Taught "Ethics and Social Justice Issues," United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Fall, 1990. Taught "Modes of Ministry," United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Winter, 1985. Taught "Religious Social Ethics," St. John's University School of Theology, Winter, 1985.

Pastor of Newport United Methodist Church

Produced a multi-media presentation "I Love New York: Ministry in the City," Tri-State Media Ministry, Performed in the Citicorp Center at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, New York City, 1979. Preached a sermon series for WRVR-FM, New York City, 1978. Portrayed role of John Witherspoon on WNEW-TV, New York City, 1976.

Assistant Directed Media Services, Union Theological Seminary in New York City, 1972-79. Provided research and technical work for an award-winning (CINE Golden Eagle) documentary on Union Theological Seminary in New York City, 1975. Wrote feature articles for Pharos Newspaper, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1970-71. Served as Sports Editor at the Buckhannon Republican-Delta, 1967. Hosted a religion and social ethics commentary program, WVWC-FM, Buckhannon, WV, 1969-71.

Shot even par - 71 - on the Bobcat Trail Golf Course, North Port, Florida in 2007.

Scored a Hole-in-One at the Arizona Golf Resort, Mesa, Arizona, and shot an even-par round of 72 on October 25, 1997.

Won (with a 4-man team from Hillcrest UMC) the scramble golf tournament to benefit Operation Classroom with scores of 14, 8 and 10 under par in July of 1997, 1998, and 1999. Won same tournament in 2000, representing Newport UMC with 3 other guys from Mankato: Belgrade UMC, beating the Hillcrest boys by a stroke at 13 under par. Won the tournament again in 2001 with three players from Newport UMC - fifth consecutive year.

Won the "Church Boys' Weekend Retreat" Golf tournament for six consecutive years: 1997-2002 and again in 2004, 2005 and 2007.

Yes, the logo is me at 20 years old. This photo was used to create the graphic.

Set the course record with a score of 2 under par on the Gold Course at Double Eagle Golf Course, Eagle Bend, MN, Spring, 1984. Won the Individual Title with an undefeated season. Won the Team trophy. Won the Annual Club Scramble Tournament.

Won the WV UMC Golf Tournament, clergy division, 1971.

Played on high school and college golf teams. West Virginia Wesleyan College Co-Captain and All-Conference, 1971.

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Courage in the Clutch by Gary David Ritner
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