Adult Bible Studies Author & Presenters Page - Spring Quarter

Student Book

Randy Cross is a retired clergy member of the Dakotas Conference. He served for 43 years as a pastor, conference leader, three-time district superintendent, and assistant general secretary for the United Methodist Board of Higher
Education and Ministry. He has written curriculum for United Methodist congregations for more than 33 years.

Randy and his wife, Cheri, have two adult sons, Aaron and Adam. They make their home in Fargo, North Dakota.

Teacher Book

 Taylor Mills has been the pastor of United Methodist churches in Williamston, Raleigh, and Durham, North Carolina. He recently became the pastor of Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort, North Carolina. His wife has worked in the school system, and neither she nor their two daughters share Taylor’s taste for Led Zeppelin music.

 

DVD Presenters

 Robert P. (Bob) Gardner is a retired minister of 41 years in the United Methodist Church, serving 34 in the Memphis Annual Conference. Dr. Gardner respectively attended Vanderbilt University and Oral Roberts University School of Theology and Missions. He continues to engage adults in Bible study through teaching an adult Sunday school class at a nearby Methodist church. He and his wife Jackie live in Paris, Tennessee.

 Kimberly Montenegro is the pastor of Fair Oaks United Methodist Church in Fair Oak, California. She is an ordained elder in the California-Nevada Annual Conference and served previously as the youth director at Stockton Central United Methodist Church. She felt her call to serve people while living and working in the same house as Helen Prejean in New Orleans, where she Kim taught GED classes in the morning and tutored children in the afternoon. She also volunteered for a year in New York working and serving a New Monastic community in the Bronx, ministering with people in deep poverty. Kimberly Montenegro is the pastor of Fair Oaks United Methodist Church in Fair Oak, California. She is an ordained elder in the California-Nevada Annual Conference and served previously as the youth director at Stockton Central United Methodist Church. She felt her call to serve people while living and working in the same house as Helen Prejean in New Orleans, where she Kim taught GED classes in the morning and tutored children in the afternoon. She also volunteered for a year in New York working and serving a New Monastic community in the Bronx, ministering with people in deep poverty.

Mark Price as a Christian educator and pastor has spent most of the last twenty-five years teaching and studying the Bible within the context of congregational ministry. He has served in various-sized churches in Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, and most recently Tennessee, where he is  presently the Minister for Spiritual Formation on staff at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin. From 1999-2009, Mark worked for The United Methodist Publishing House as part of the editorial team responsible for the DISICIPLE Bible study program. In that role, he supervised the revision of the foundational DISCIPLE: Become Disciples Through Bible Study course and conceived and developed six studies in the Short-Term DISCIPLE series.   

All of Mark's work and ministry is shaped and supported by his family--his wife, Marne', and his two children, Kathryn and Chris--and his particular grab bag of skills and interests.  

Mark is a calligrapher/graphic artist, a writing teacher, a musician, a worship space designer, a community theater actor, and an occasional pirate for hire (birthday parties mostly). He loves a roaring fire, a robust cup of coffee, a good book,  Hitchcock movies, classical music, racquetball, college basketball, and breakfast anytime at the Waffle House.