NCMA encourages those who have retired from the field of higher education ministry to remain involved in the work of the field.  Below you will find information on those who have traversed the field and who could be great to reach out to considering your specific circumstances.

The SAGES also spent considerable time helping to creating an anthology of the work.  It was collected into a book called Campus Ministry Memoirs: The Way It Was 1964-2014.  You can purchase it on Amazon and royalties come back to the National Campus Ministry Association.

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Sages Coordinator – Mark Rutledge

Mark_RutledgeMark Rutledge is semi-retired and serving part-time as United Church of Christ campus minister on the Religious Life Staff at Duke University where he helps to facilitate interfaith dialogue.  He has served on 8 different campuses over his 54 year career, evolving along with changes in higher education and society.  He is an Associate member of the Jesus Seminar and a licensed clinical psychologist.  He has taught courses on historical Jesus research, interfaith dialogue, science and religion, and the psychology of religion.  He assists his wife, Betsy Alden, who sponsors an annual course on Intergenerational ethics, and provided “support services” for the book she just edited for NCMA, Campus Ministry Memoirs.  He is currently working as an ally with several New Atheist groups including “The Clergy Project: Ministers Who Do Not Believe.”  He will teach a new course exploring progressive religious spaces between traditional Christianity and atheism next term at Duke’s Life Long Learning Institute.