The Community of Christ Seminary at Graceland University has hired David Lloyd ’82 will serve as the Director of the newly-formed Center for Innovation in Ministry and Mission (CIMM), an adult education, non-credit bearing extension of the Community of Christ Seminary. Lloyd worked in the Community of Christ International Headquarters from 2012-2017 and developed significant experience in managing and directing non-profit organizations. He is recognized as an industry expert in online learning and generational culture.
Zac Harmon-McLaughlin, DMin, Dean of the Community of Christ Seminary, said, “We are excited to have David join our team in making practical ministry and theological education more accessible and tangible for all people. David brings an incredible skill set with him that will make The Center for Innovation in Ministry and Mission a leader in theological adult education and cutting-edge opportunities for leadership development in ministry and mission.”
Community of Christ First Presidency Member Stassi Cramm ’03 said, “Community of Christ is excited about the leadership development and spiritual formation opportunities for disciples that will be made possible through our partnership with the Center for Innovative Ministry and Mission at the Community of Christ Seminary at Graceland University.” Cramm, who also is a member of Graceland’s Board of Trustees, continued, “We look forward to working with David Lloyd as the new director. He has been an innovator in online leadership development training through his work with Community of Christ in Canada.”
This new role will be responsible for the development and implementation of all courses and curricula for the CIMM and to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with other like-minded and missionally aligned organizations.