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Hello! I'm John

 

My desire is to support and comfort people along the journeys of life. As a Christian pastor, I am called to journey with you and be one greater than a friend. Touch base if you need resources on chaplaincy, lectures, or speaking.

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John Potter

CHAPLAIN : PASTOR : PROFESSOR

Email:

info@ksquaker.com 

Address:

PO Box 5974

Topeka, Kansas 66605

 
EXPERIENCE
 
EXPERIENCE
Chaplain

KANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Senior level chaplain responsible for spiritual care, religious support programs, along with mentoring & supervising chaplain corps personnel. Experience at the battalion, brigade, division, and joint force headquarter levels. Veteran with multiple tours overseas and stateside.

Pastor

EVANGELICAL FRIENDS CHURCH

Pastor with the Evangelical Friends Church since 2002. Ordained minister with an ecclesiastical endorsement. Experience with multiple congregations in the Mid-America region. Provided spiritual care, support, counseling, teaching, and preaching for the congregation and surrounding community.

Professor

BARTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, FT. RILEY, KS

Adjunct Professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department. Classes vary each year, but teaching interests include: Christian Spirituality, Ethics, Homiletics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Theology, and World Religions. 

EDUCATION
 
2018-2020

Doctor of Ministry

AZUSA PACIFIC SEMINARY

36 hour D.Min. degree in Spiritual Formation & Pastoral Leadership from an Association of Theological Schools accredited seminary. 

2001-2005

Master of Divinity

NAZARENE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

90 hour M.Div. degree from an Association of Theological Schools accredited seminary. 

1993-1996

Bachelor of Science

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

120 hour B.S. degree in Political Science.

APPROACH
 

Being a paraclete is how I approach ministry. The Greek word paraclete means comforter, counselor, advocate, director, and guide. A paraclete is one who is "called to our side." One greater than a friend. One who will journey with you, no matter how difficult the path.

ORGANIZATIONS
 

American Association of

Suicidology

Evangelical Friends Church

Evangelical Chaplain Commission

International Critical Incident 

Stress Foundation

National Association of Evangelicals

Paraclete Life

SERVICES
 
CLERGY CARE

Pastors and ministry leaders have unique challenges, pressures, and stressors that can often feel insurmountable. They can feel alone on a journey full of obstacles that can lead to burnout or leaving the ministry. Clergy care sessions exist to shepherd the shepherds and provide restoration.

LECTURES & TEACHING

Professional academic lectures, roundtable discussions, and teaching forums are available. Subjects can focus on published works, current events, or other items. Advanced notice and early scheduling is greatly appreciated. Topics, formats, and venues can be tailored to your group.

SPEAKING & CONFERENCES

While it can be dangerous to give a pastor the microphone, it can also be a rewarding experience that enables people to engage God more fully. If you need a speaker or a presentation for your next event, email to check availability. Topics, formats, and venues can be tailored to your group.