Donald Booz Retires from Leadership of Pacific Southwest District

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Donald R. Booz.

Donald R. Booz has announced his retirement as district executive minister of the Church of the Brethren’s Pacific Southwest District effective Nov. 30. He has served in the position since Dec. 1, 2008.

Booz has served two other districts as district executive minister: Atlantic Southeast District from June 1984-Jan. 1989, and Mid-Atlantic District from June 2000-Nov. 2008. Earlier in his career he pastored congregations in Atlantic Southeast District and Western Plains District. He also has been a marriage and family therapist, chaired several local and regional council of churches, and served on a variety of denominational committees over the years. He holds the College of Executive Coaching Certificate and certifications in Myers Briggs Type Indicator as well as a number of emotional intelligence indicators among other certifications.

Booz was licensed in Feb. 1974 and ordained Sept. 6, 1981, at Shippensburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. He is a graduate of Shippensburg Area High and Shippensburg State College, and holds a masters degree from Bethany Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. His future plans include moving to Kansas in order to live closer to family.