FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Third Annual Wesleyan Theological Forum in the Indiana Conference is set to take place Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive in Franklin, Ind. Professor Mike Pasquarello of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., will lead the Forum focusing on the theme “Preaching Christ in the Wesleyan Tradition.” This continuing education event is open to clergy and laity. Cost is $40 and includes lunch. For more information and to register online, visit, click on Resources, then click on Wesleyan ConneXion.

Pasquarello is the Granger E. and Anna A. Fisher of Preaching and Biblical Interpretation at Asbury. He received a B.A. degree from The Master’s College and a M.Div. degree from the Duke Divinity School. He earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pasquarello has published many books on preaching and pastoral ministry, including a forthcoming book titled John Wesley: Homiletic Theologian (Abingdon). He and his wife, Patti, have two children.

Following lunch, Dr. Derek Weber of Aldersgate UMC in Fort Wayne and Pasquarello will be sharing in a preaching practicum to engage participants in the tasks of preaching Christ in the Wesleyan tradition.

Derek Weber received his undergraduate degree in Speech and Theatre from the University of Indianapolis. His Ph.D. is in Practical Theology with a concentration on Homiletics and Media/Communication from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). Derek has taught preaching in the Course of Study in Indiana, and for fourteen years served the Dean of the Academy of Preaching in the former North Conference.

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