This workshop explores the development and practice of “Christian Conferencing” as a means of grace. In addition, to its historic foundation in John Wesley and the Methodist movement, this session will consider the implications of a robust practice of Christian conferencing for the church today.


Douglas R. Cullum
Vice President and Dean Emeritus
Professor of Historical and Pastoral Theology
Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan University
Ph.D., M.Phil. (Drew University), Th.M. (Duke University), M.Div. (Asbury Theological Seminary), B.A. (Asbury College)

Rev. Dr. Douglas R. Cullum serves as Vice President and Dean Emeritus, and Professor of Historical & Pastoral Theology at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. His teaching ministry seeks to blend the academic and the practical, with a focus on strengthening and renewing the local church. A lifelong member of the Free Methodist Church, Doug has been active in parish ministry since 1978, serving pastorates until he came to Roberts Wesleyan College (now University) in 1994 to serve as College Chaplain. In 1998, Dr. Cullum became one of the founding faculty members of Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College. Areas of special interest include Wesley and the Methodist tradition, Reformation theology and history, worship and liturgical theology, and nineteenth and twentieth-century American religion. Professionally, Dr. Cullum participates in the Wesleyan Theological Society, the North American Academy of Liturgy, and the American Academy of Religion. In addition to his ministry at the Seminary, Doug often preaches and teaches in local churches as available. Doug also serves as co-pastor at Community of the Savior Free Methodist Church in Rochester, and was part of the launch team for the new Free Methodist Liturgical Network. Whenever possible, Doug enjoys woodworking in his shop, reading, or tending fruit trees. Doug and his wife, Joyce, have four children, six grandchildren, a lovable micro goldendoodle named BoPeep, and a gentle calico cat named Snickerdoodle.

Location and time

British Columbia Room
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Session Three: 3:20 to 4:00 pm