2018 Mullin Forum



Save the date

The 2018 Mullin Teaching and Preaching Forum takes place Jan. 28 and 29, 2018, at First Presbyterian, Greensboro.

We will have one worship service Sunday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary.

On Monday, Jan. 29, Rev. Kershner will lead a worship for preachers and teachers.

More information and registration details will be available soon.


About the Mullin Forum

Joe MullinThe Mullin Forum is designed for rejuvenation and rejoicing. If you are a pastor, a church professional or a lay leader, this forum is a place to rest and rediscover your gifts and rejoice in the God who gave them.

The Session of First Presbyterian Church established the Joe and Betty Mullin Preaching and Teaching Forum in 1991 to honor the former minister of this church and his wife. The forum brings distinguished preachers, teachers or similar guests to preach for the community and conduct workshops for ministers and church leaders.

Past speakers have included Fred Craddock, Samuel Proctor, Walter Brueggemann, Joanna M. Adams, Rodger Nishioka, John Buchanan, Nora T. Tisdale, Tom Tewell, Thomas Troeger, Barbara Brown Taylor and James A. Forbes Jr.

Contributions to the Mullin Forum fund, established at Dr. Mullin’s retirement in 1988, underwrite this project. Contributions are accepted.


Our Speaker

Shannon KershnerRev. Shannon Johnson Kershner, pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, will be our Mullin Forum speaker next year. Save the date: Jan. 28-29, 2018.

She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Trinity University in San Antonio and went on to receive a master of divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., where she was awarded the Columbia Leadership Award for demonstrating the greatest potential for future leadership within the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Before and during her time at seminary, Shannon served as pastoral intern at urban congregations in Texas and Georgia, including Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Atlanta. Her first call upon graduating was as associate pastor at the Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church in The Woodlands, Texas (1999–2002).

From there she was called to Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, Texas, near Dallas, where for seven years she served as head of staff (2002–2009) before being called as head of staff to Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, just outside Montreat Conference Center.

Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago called Rev. Kershner to be their next pastor in 2014.