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February 17, 2023

Shepherding the Pastor: A Conversation with Rich C. Shadden

Does your pastor need a shepherd? As new pastors begin their ministry, it's easy to become overwhelmed with all the demands of ministry and start to burn out. Rich Shadden has served as a pastor for over ten years and shares his experience as a mentoree and now as part of a mentoring program for young pastors. Shadden says that just like a medical student needs hands-on training in addition to the book and in-class learning, pastors need more than just seminary classes to learn how to minister to the church. This conversation is a not to miss for those in the pastorate, but also for the congregation on how to best support your young pastor. 




Rich C. Shadden
Rich C. Shadden

Rich C. Shadden

Rich C. Shadden has served as a pastor for over ten years. He continues pastoring and training pastors through the local church pastoral residency at Audubon Park Baptist Church and through Bethlehem College & Seminary, Memphis location, where he teaches as an adjunct professor. Rich and his wife, and their four children live in Memphis, TN.

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