Serving a Generation in Search of Meaningful Work

| December 10, 2014

Gregory W. Carmer serves as the dean of Christian life and theologian in residence at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. He also directs the Christian Vocation Institute, a collection of programs, including the Elijah Project, which helps students explore the theological underpinnings and practical out-workings of vocation. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he served as the dean of chapel, and director of service-learning and missions. He was mentored into campus ministry while serving on staff with the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1986 to 1990. Greg holds a MA and PhD in philosophical theology from Boston College; his dissertation focused on theological rationality and the philosophy of science. He is also a graduate of Spring Arbor College. In early evening hours, he may frequently be found strolling along the Atlantic shore of Beverly, Massachusetts, with his wife, Laura.

How do you describe your work?

I spend about a quarter of my time working directly with a small group of honors students in a program called The Elijah Project, in which they consider issues like vocation, identity, and responsibility. I also run a weekly lecture series, Convocation, on Fridays. The rest of my time is…

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