Built from Church and Community Leaders, primarily from the Dallas Area, the Advisory Panel of the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence is dedicated to guiding and advising the Director, and providing consultation with regard to the vision and activities of the Center.
Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence for the Louisiana Conference of the UMC Rev. Dr. W. Craig Gilliam is the director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence for the Louisiana Conference of the UMC; part of the Just Peace collaborative staff; has a private practice and is adjunct instructor at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Craig has 25 years of experience with both religious communities and other organizations. His areas of expertise are conflict transformation, leadership education, team building and group process.