Carlton Rodgers is a graduate of Drexel University, and received a Masters degree in Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa.
Carlton is a rostered member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and currently serves as the Senior pastor of the Tabernacle Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Philadelphia, Pa. In past years, Carlton has served as Dean of the Central Philadelphia Conference and as a member of the SEPA Synod Candidacy Committee.
Carlton is credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and also certified as a grief coach by COACHING AT END OF LIFE, INC.
Carlton is actively involved in the ELCA coaching network and currently serves as a team coach in the Congregations Lead and African Descent New Starts initiatives.
Carlton continues to be a strong advocate for the Lutheran congregations located in underserved urban areas, and serves as a facilitator of the ELCA's monthly Courageous Leaders Urban Ministry breakout discussions.
In addition to his theological training, Carlton brings a wealth of business experience to his work as pastor and coach having been employed as a systems analyst in the federal sector for over 25 years prior to entering the ministry on a fulltime basis.
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