About the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry

The mission of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry is to promote constructive and collaborative relationships between ACU and churches. The Siburt Institute for Christian Ministry helps equip churches to meet today and tomorrow’s challenges by connecting them to ACU’s many resources and by responding to their needs. It serves as a responsive link between ACU and churches by providing information, research, resources and services to churches and in responding to the needs, requests and inquiries from church leaders, ministers and teachers.

Dr. Carson Reed is Vice President for Church Relations and Executive Director for Siburt Institute. Dr. Reed joined the ACU faculty in 2012 after a 30-year career in congregational ministry in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Indiana and Georgia. He teaches ministry courses in the Graduate School of Theology and directs the Doctor of Ministry program.


Dr. Reed works closely with the Executive Team, which includes:

  • Randy Harris, Bible instructor and spiritual director of the College of Biblical Studies and the Siburt Institute.
  • Karissa Herchenroeder, assistant director of the Doctor of Ministry program and College of Biblical Studies continuing education programs.
  • Curtis King, coordinator of the Siburt Institute.
  • Dr. Royce Money, chancellor and founding director of the Siburt Institute.
  • Robert Oglesby, Jr., Bible instructor and director of the Center for Youth and Family Ministry.


Upcoming Events

Abilene Regional Racial Unity Leadership Summit 
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, Texas
June 1-3, 2015

Christian Scholars' Conference 
Abilene Christian University 
Abilene, Texas 
June 3-5, 2015

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Thomas Long
Abilene Christian University
June 22, 2015

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