I am Kurt Fredrickson, and I am regular contributor to this blog alongside Eddie Gibbs. I am the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. I am ordained with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Prior to coming to Fuller in 2003, I was on the pastoral staff at Simi (Evangelical) Covenant Church in Simi Valley, CA for twenty-four years, eighteen of those years serving as senior pastor.
My family continues to live in Simi Valley, and we attend the church I once served as pastor. Sometimes, as in this case, that actually works. I am a member of a local Rotary Club; I serve on the Community Gang Task Force, and I am a Supervising Chaplain with the Simi Valley Police Department.
I love the church, but I am not naïve about the church. The church offers amazing good news of Jesus that transforms lives and cultures. My passion is to help churches missionally engage with their culture extending blessing and good news, and to offer church leaders a new sense of hope, fostering new imaginations as they navigate through crazy societal shifts.