SALISBURY, N.C. — Hood Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vincent Wyatt Howell as the director of the Doctor of Ministry program. 

Howell has over 35 years of pastoral and denominational leadership roles in both the African Methodist Episcopal Zion and United Methodist Church. He also brings academic teaching and broad community leadership expertise to the role.   He is the author of Managing Projects in Ministry, and MBA Quickbook for Ministers, both published by Judson Press. His pastoral ministry has included important work in building alliances between congregations and local public schools. 

“As the new Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Hood Theological Seminary, Dr. Vincent W. Howell brings a myriad of skills, competencies and passions to this unique graduate program in theological education. As a bi-vocational pastor who has served in A.M.E. Zion and United Methodist congregations, he is committed to excellence in pastoral and ecumenical ministry,” said Seminary President Vergel Lattimore. Lattimore further states, “Dr. Howell as a visionary leader who is not only an authentically trained and grounded as an engineer / engineering manager, but he is also an author and true practical theologian who will enhance a solid program with relevant social applications and vital community collaborations.” 

Howell has earned his MA from Salve Regina University, as well as completed studies at Colgate Rochester Divinity School, St. Bernard’s Seminary, and Lexington Theological Seminary. He earned the  DMin degree from Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, MI.   

“I’m looking forward to continuing to develop Hood Theological Seminary’s DMin program into a transformational experience that builds thriving congregations for the changing world the church serves,” said Howell. “We have the privilege of enrolling a diverse student body who is committed to living and sharing the gospel to build stronger churches. This brings unique opportunities for church, community, and academy collaboration as well as developing innovative ways to broaden theological education.” 

Hood Seminary’s 33-credit hour Doctor of Ministry program is designed to equip students with an enhanced understanding of the nature and purposes of Christian ministry, including a deeper foundation in the core disciplines of biblical studies, church history, and theology,  new practical strategies for conducting Christian ministry in light of the students’ specific cultural setting,  the ability to self-assess their effectiveness and capacities as ministers as part of their continued spiritual development, the ability to evaluate the theological and ethical soundness and the effectiveness of their current ministerial practices, and to reformulate those practices as necessary, and to implement new and innovative practices for the changing landscape of the church. The  DMin program gives participants the opportunity to pursue a general Doctor of Ministry degree, or a specialization in Pastoral Theology and Care, Leadership Ministry, Community Advocacy and Social Justice Ministry, Clinical Pastoral Education Supervision, or Homiletics/Preaching.  

Hood Theological Seminary, located at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive in Salisbury, NC, is a graduate and professional school sponsored by the A.M.E. Zion Church and approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. Its student body, faculty and staff currently comprise persons from many different denominations. Hood’s mission is to prepare women and men for bold and creative leadership for the Christian church for a diverse world. 


Kelly Bryant
Hood Theological Seminary
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