Dr. John McKellar
Dr. John McKellar is the Dean of the Trinity College of the Methodist Collegiate Church and Co-Pastor of White’s Chapel Methodist Church. He came to White’s Chapel in 1992. During his tenure, White’s Chapel has grown from 490 members to over 16,000 members. As Co-Pastor, McKellar works with Dr. Renner to cast the vision for the church and to set the overall direction for church programs. He provides leadership for and actively participates in worship, education, discipleship and evangelism for the spiritual life and growth of members. Additionally, McKellar represents White’s Chapel in denominational and community affairs. A native of north Louisiana, McKellar moved to Texas in 1986 to begin seminary. He completed his Master of Divinity at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in 1990 and his Doctor of Ministry in Applied Ministries at the Graduate Theological Foundation (South Bend, IN) in 2004. Prior to his appointment at White’s Chapel, McKellar served churches in Grandview, Fort Worth and Haslet. He was formerly an ordained Elder in Full Connection with the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. In his spare time, McKellar enjoys reading, studying the American presidency, college football and the Dallas Cowboys, and perpetually being the worst golfer in the world.
Rev. Dr. Larry Duggins
Rev. Dr. Larry Duggins is the Chancellor of the Trinity College of the Methodist Collegiate. In that role, he has worked with clergy and lay leadership to envision a new centrist expression of Methodism. He is responsible for coordinating the drafting process for the new denomination’s Transitional Book of Discipline. Dr. Duggins is also the Executive Director of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, a non-profit organization that experiments with and teaches about alternative forms of Christian Community. The MWF is centered in a life of contemplation and lived out within a community of experimentation and education. More information is available at www.missionalwisdom.com. Dr. Duggins is the author of three books and multiple articles on Christian community and Christian vocation. He leads pilgrimage regularly, including 17 groups to the Scottish Island of Iona. Dr. Duggins first career was in the field of the investment management of high yield commercial mortgage backed securities. He was the founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of ARCap REIT Inc., an Irving-based company recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the 5 Best Places to Work in DFW in 2005. Dr. Duggins holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance, all from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry in Missional Church from the Perkins School of Theology at SMU. He was formerly an ordained Elder in Full Connection in the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.