School of Ministry Announces Endowed Professor of Applied Ministry

School of Ministry Announces Endowed Professor of Applied Ministry

Jim McGillThe University of Dallas announced today Jim McGill, visiting instructor for the Catholic Biblical School, will serve as the Universitys first Janice Kay Peterson Professor of Applied Ministry. The new three-year endowed professorship is made possible through a generous gift from Dr. Jill Peterson, who named the professorship in honor of her mother.

McGill is an instructor for the Catholic Biblical School, as well as various other adult continuing education programs, at the University of Dallas School of Ministry. His career in adult religious education spans more than 30 years and includes positions with Catholic parishes and diocesan offices, and most recently the Greco Institute in Shreveport, La. where he was an instructor for nearly 20 years. He has given numerous workshops on biblical and theological topics in parishes and at diocesan conferences. He was recently named a Haggerty Fellow, an honor given to professors at the University for their teaching excellence.

Jim is gifted, said Dr. Peterson, the endodontist at Uptown Endodontics, PA in Arlington, Texas who is also a student within the School of Ministry adult continuing education programs. I learn deeply meaningful spiritual, theological and biblical insights from Jim that enrich my life. Therefore, to advise the committee to choose Jim McGill as the first Janice Kay Peterson Professor of Applied Ministry was an easy choice. I hope this award will encourage Jim, and all future recipients, to reach for new goals as well as confirm the work he does for the School of Ministry as important and much needed in our world.

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