Missional Leadership in a Time of Disruption
2022 WMI CONFERENCE AND W. DON MCCLURE LECTURE
Oct. 7-8, 2022
At Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the biennial WMI Conference and W. Don McClure Lecture will take place Oct. 7-8, 2022, with the theme "Missional Leadership in a Time of Disruption." Our plan is to host a hybrid format (both in-person and virtual) with the Rev. Eugene E. Cho, renowned church planter and dynamic new president/CEO of Bread for the World, as the keynote speaker.
The Rev. Eugene Cho’s many passions involve leadership, justice, the whole Gospel, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom on earth. He travels throughout the world to encourage churches, non-profits, pastors, leaders, missionaries, and justice workers – whether this happens in churches, arenas, conferences, universities, or as a guest in underground churches or refugee camps.
Eugene is the president/CEO of Bread for the World and Bread Institute, a prominent non-partisan Christian advocacy organization urging both national and global decision makers to help end hunger in the United States and around the world. Bread has been engaged in this critical discipleship of advocacy for the hungry and vulnerable since its inception in 1974.
He is the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW), a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement that promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages), and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since its launch in 2009, ODW has raised more than $8 million for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. He is also the founder and former senior pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multi-cultural, and multi-generational church in Seattle, Wash. After 18 years, Eugene stepped aside at Quest in 2018.
For his entrepreneurial work, Eugene was honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes and a recipient of the Frederick Douglass 200 – included in a list of 200 people around the world who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential figures in history. Eugene was also the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from Princeton Theological Seminary. he is the author of two acclaimed books, Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics (2020) and Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? (2014)
Online via Zoom and in-person at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary