Baccalaureate Speaker

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The Rev. Dr. Paul. E. Mundey
Visiting Scholar, Princeton Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Paul E. Mundey has been a pastor, church administrator, writer, speaker and teacher for more than 40 years. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition to guest lecturing in classes, Dr. Mundey is working on a number of writing projects, including a manuscript on time and faith and a devotional book on the Sermon on the Mount.

Last year, Mundey completed a 20-year tenure at the Frederick Church of the Brethren in Frederick, Md., the largest congregation in the Church of the Brethren denomination. While he was at Frederick, the congregation experienced new vitality and holistic growth. 

During the 13 years prior to his pastorate at Frederick, Dr. Mundey was a staff member for the national ministry of the Church of the Brethren, serving as Director of Evangelism and Congregational Growth and staff for Korean ministry. He established and directed the Andrew Center, a multi-denominational resource organization that fostered congregational development and renewal. Dr. Mundey also developed "Passing on the Promise," a national church renewal program used by more than 400 congregations.

A leader in international ecumenical events, Dr. Mundey was a participant in the 1989 World Council of Churches World Conference on Mission and Evangelism at San Antonio, Tex.; the 1989 International Congress on World Evangelization at Manila, the Philippines; and the 1991 World Council of Churches Assembly in Canberra, Australia.  He served as chaplain to the Maryland House of Delegates during the 1998-99 session.  Dr. Mundey has been a speaker for numerous Church of the Brethren gatherings, including Annual Conference, National Youth Conference and National Older Adult Conference. 

Active within the community and larger church, Dr. Mundey is a founding board member for Habitat for Humanity for Frederick County. For 20 years, he was the principal speaker for “A Time of Challenge,” a radio program that reached more than 3,000 people weekly in a tri-state area. He was a founding board member for New Life Ministries and the E-3 Ministry Group and a member of the Advisory Board of Religion in American Life. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of Bridgewater College and moderator of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. Dr. Mundey is also a member of the Church Extension and Evangelism Committee and Ministerial Ethics Assessment Task Team of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Church of the Brethren. 

Dr. Mundey has authored or co-authored several books including Unlocking Church Doors: 10 Keys to Positive Change and Change and the Established Congregation. He has published numerous articles in Church of the Brethren denominational periodicals and curriculum pieces. 

Prior to his work with the Church of the Brethren national staff, Dr. Mundey was pastor of Friendship Church of the Brethren in Linthicum Heights, Md., and Fairview Church of the Brethren-Endless Caverns in New Market, Va.

Dr. Mundey earned his bachelor’s degree from Towson University, his master of divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his doctor of ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. He received a certificate in business administration for not-for-profit organizations from the University of Illinois at Chicago and was a fellow in organizational and community systems at The Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Mundey is married to Robin Risser. Their son, Peter, is a sociologist and member of Bridgewater College’s class of 2004, and their daughter, Sarah, is an interior designer and freelance blogger and member of the Bridgewater College class of 2007.

 

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