Feb. 5 and 26 | ATS and CRR Host the Pastor Panel Series

Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS), led by Vice President and Dean Dr. Ron Walborn, and Nyack College’s Center for Racial Reconciliation, directed by Dr. Nathaniel Perez, will present a virtual three-part Pastoral Panel Series. The first installment will take place on Friday, February 5 at 6:30 PM, hosted on Zoom and streamed on Nyack’s Facebook Live. ATS Associate Dean, Dr. Charles Galbreath will be the moderator of the discussion on “Pastoring in a Political Divide.”

Feb. 5 and 26  | ATS and CRR Host the Pastor Panel SeriesThe panelists are pastors whose diversity represents different personal backgrounds, generations, viewpoints and denominations. They will share, engage and reflect on their experiences serving as 21st century pastors.

The following are the featured panel participants.

Rev. Sanetta Ponton is the Pastor of Justice, Advocacy and Compassion at Metro Community Church and Director of Metro Community Center, both in Englewood, NJ. Prior to her role with Metro, Rev. Ponton served as assistant pastor at First Baptist Church of Englewood. Previously she was the Managing Director of Academic Programs for Legal Outreach, an organization that serves urban youth from underserved communities in New York City that prepares students “to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education.”

Pastor Kevin Liu is the pastor of English Ministry at the Chinese Conservative Baptist Church (CCBC) in New York City. He developed his ministry and leadership skills while serving in InterVarsity college ministry and at Mosaic, a church plant, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, NY. From these experiences, Kevin received his call to pastoral ministry and earned his Master of Divinity at Alliance Theological Seminary.

Pastor Emeritus Rock Dillaman, a Nyack College alumnus, is the former lead pastor of Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh, PA, where he served for some 36 years. Allegheny Center is one of Pittsburgh’s well-known multi-ethnic, multi-economic and multi-political congregation. He is also a member of the Nyack College/ATS Board of Trustees.

The second installment of the Pastoral Panel Series, “Pastoral Counsel Through Trauma: The Vaccine and Other Issues of Social Concern” takes place on Friday, February 26 at 6:30 PM. The third in the series, “Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos, Community or Kairos” is scheduled for Friday, March 26 at 6:30 PM.

Mark your calendar and plan to log on to this virtual event.