Roy Howard has been the pastor of Saint Mark Presbyterian Church since 2001. During that time he has served the Presbytery with the Committee on Ministry and the Ministerial Relations Team. He was chairperson of the COM for six years and following that served as chairperson of the Leadership Council for six years. He is certified Facilitator for “Healthy Congregations” and has experience leading clergy groups. Currently a coach, he is pursuing full certification with the International Coaching Federation. Roy’s deep passion is to work with individuals and groups as they seek generative ways to come alive, address conflict and discover the call of God in their lives.
Roy’s other interests include photography, reading, hiking, bird-watching and walking long distances on pilgrimage. He is the Book Editor of The Presbyterian Outlook.
Roy has a MSW and worked for 10 years as a clinical social worker prior to entering the pastorate. He has a MDiv from Candler School of Theology. Drop the Rock, Break the Bread, his DMin project from Wesley Seminary focused on “Conflict Transformation Skills for Church Leaders.” He is the author of two books “Beyond Fairness: the Stories of Jesus” and “Walking in Love: My Journey Along the Camino de Santiago”. He is married and they have two adult daughters and a beloved dog.