LTS Alumnus Called as Regional Minister of Virginia
The Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning, Lexington Theological Seminary Class of 1993, has been called to serve as the Regional Minister of Virginia.
Rev. Spangler-Dunning is well known to many in both the regional and general church. He has served for the past 10 years as Regional Minister of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Upper Midwest. He served as a student minister in Frankfort, Ky. Following graduation from LTS, he served as youth minister at First Christian Church in Glasgow, Ky., and on a three-person ministry team at First Christian Church in Owensboro, Ky. He also served as the West Area Youth Coordinator in Kentucky. For almost nine years, he was the Associate Regional Minister for Youth, Camp and Conference Center Ministry for The Christian Church in the Upper Midwest before assuming the role of Regional Minister.
Rev. Spangler-Dunning loves regional ministry and believes God provides enough in the community for Disciples to change the world together. His approach and focus is to gather and connect the people of the region and build relationships. “I love to encourage churches and individuals to follow their passions in ministry,” he said. “I believe if we are able to find our way toward real wholeness, then as the Body of Christ, new ministries will arise.” He calls this way of being church Disciples Together.
Rev. Spangler-Dunning is married to Rev. Amy Spangler-Dunning, also an LTS alum. They have a son, Tristan. He will begin his ministry in Virginia on Aug. 19, 2019.