Kenneth L. Carder
BISHOP KENNETH L. CARDER is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School.
Ken was as a bishop in the United Methodist Church in 1992 while serving as pastor of Church Street in Knoxville. He served as bishop of the Nashville Area, 1992-2000, and the Jackson Area, 2000-2004. He joined the Duke Divinity School faculty in September 2004.
Bishop Carder received a B.S. Degree from East Tennessee State University, M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Millsaps College awarded him the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 2004.
Dr. Carder is the author of six books, his most recent being Ministry with the Forgotten: Dementia Through a Spiritual Lens. Ken lives in Chapin, South Carolina.