423 reNEWal is a ministry that is in formation. The labor pains are still present as the birthing continues. Please keep us in your prayers as we press on in a process that includes much soul-searching, discussion with trusted friends/mentors, and a change in ministry.
423 reNEWal is a para-church ministry designed to come alongside and work closely with the church. Our desire is to serve the church that Christ loved. Paul reminds us just how Christ demonstrated this love: “… [he] gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25-27, ESV).
423 reNEWal is a ministry being developed Dr. Chauncey A. Lattimer, Jr. and Jacob Garrett (Elder and Associate Pastor at Herscher Christian Church).
Chauncey began his ministerial studies at Lincoln Christian College. He received the B.A. degree in Christian Education in 1975. Then he moved to Louisville where he continued his education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). Awarded the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in 1978, Chauncey stayed an additional year to pursue graduate studies in the areas of Christian Ethics and New Testament Theology. Several years later, while teaching for the Jefferson County Public Schools (1997-2004), Chauncey attended Indiana University S.E. (New Albany, IN). It was there in May 2005 the M.S. in Education was completed.
Returning to Lincoln Christian University in 2007, Chauncey was a part of the first cohort in their newly accredited doctoral program. He was granted the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Church/Parachurch Ministry (May 2011). His doctoral project is titled “Leading Through Adaptive Change: Moving Conceptually from a ‘Membership’ to a ‘Mission’ Paradigm.” A second area of doctoral work was completed by means of a post-doctoral residency in Spiritual Formation (2012-2013).
Dr. Lattimer is a member of Spiritual Directors International (S.D.I.) and as an “Educational Companion” with the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association (E.S.D.A.). He has served as an associate minister and as the lead minister in congregations located in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. In addition to teaching in the public schools, Chauncey has taught at The College of the Scriptures (Louisville) and, most recently, with the Institute of Biblical Studies of Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from Mount Zion (Illinois), Jacob Garrett lives in Herscher with his wife (Karin) and their three children. He brings to 423 reNEWal a background in business. Jacob obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Olivet Nazarene University. He continued his studies in the field of business, earning the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2007. Jacob returned to do additional graduate studies, and in December 2014 he completed a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Christian Ministry. Jacob can be contacted via email at Jacobgarrett320@gmail.com