Jan Elfers, Master of Arts in Applied Theology alum, will take on the role of interim executive director at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon in June 2015.
Department of Religious Studies
M.Div., D.Min., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Ed. (Educational Psychology), Wayne State University
BA (History and Christianity), Mercer University, Georgia
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit: A Spirituality of Sustainable Justice
Adviser for Master's Thesis/Project for MAAPT and M.Div. degrees:
Master's Project I (Prospectus)
Master's Project II (Completion)
Master's Project III (Completion)
Colloquium/Presentation Day for Master's Project
- "Do It Again, Daddy: Alzheimer's and Again", Healing Ministry Magazine, Volume 33, May/June, 1996
- Faith for Everyday Stress, Broadman, 1988
"A Genealogy of Personal Perspective On War and Peace Alongside Spirituality", Sixth Annual William Stafford Symposium, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, March 2007
Awards and Honors
- Special Service Award, "Doctor of the Hammer", Habitat for Humanity, Boone, North Carolina
- Special Service Award, Oasis, an Agency for Battered and Abused Women, Boone, North Carolina
- Boone, North Carolina, Area Chamber of Commerce Community Recognition Award
- Pastor Appreciation Award, Black Greek Alliance, Appalachian State University
- Army Commendation Medal
Steven C. Carreker combines education and training in history, theology, educational psychology and clinical pastoral education.
He has served as an Army officer, church pastor, director of hospital pastoral care, adjunct professor in community college, college and university, and program director in social services.
He has been an advocate for the poor, disadvantaged and homeless throughout his professional career. His experience includes pastoral and clinical work with individuals and churches as well as leadership in community, program development and management.
His primary life work and passion is in the area of spirituality and social justice.