Boston Baptist Social Union
May 2005

Andover Newton Theological School

Will Host the May 2005 Meeting

Andover Newton Night

Rev. Nick Carter Speaker

The meeting was held at Andover Newton Theological Seminary.

Dr. Carter shared his vision of reviving the churches in New England, of opening dialogues to persons of other faiths and beliefs. He spoke of the close relationship with Hebrew College next door to Andover Newton Theological School.

An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Carter held several positions, including the founding of a specialized ministry for yound adults, service on the denominational staff in New York City and more than a decade as pastor at the First Baptist Church in Beverly, MA.

In the late 1980's Rev. Carter left his parish in Beverly to become the Executive Director of SANE/FREEZE, the nation's largest grassroots peace and justice organization. A life-long activist on these issues, Rev. Carter was catapulted onto the national and international stages as he sought to lead millions of people in search for a halt to the nuclear arms race and the spread of violence around the world. In 1985 he helped lead a distinguished delegation to the first Reagan-Gorbachev summit talks in Geneva, Switzerland. The following year, in rewcognition of his “prophetic voice and empowering leadership in the search for peace” Rev. Carter was awarded the prestigious Dahlberg Peace award.

Throughout his career, both in the church and out, Rev. Carter has focused on institutional transformation: seeking to unlock resources that can enable individuals and their organizations to be effective and empowering agents of change. For that reason foundations like the Pew Charitable Trusts have tapped him to work with emerging organizations and help them better understand issues of strategic thinking and long term sustainability. In 1996 this work also led him to become Vice President of a fast growth marketing communications company, Imagitas, which is dedicated to building innovative public/private partnerships.

In 2001, bringing his years of varied experience to full flower, Rev. Carter founded his own consulting company, Wayfinders Consulting, to offer strategic council to senior executives of religious and non-profit organizations.

Rev. Carter has a BA from Colgate University, a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Franklin University. He has traveled widel - including a year-long sabbatical to seven third world countries studying mission effectiveness.

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Andover Newton Theological School is located at:

210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459

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The music was phenominal, provided by two students from Andover-Newton Theological School. Kimberly Salico-Dichl played the piano wonderfully while Mia Douglas wowed us with her operatic voice. Their music featured arias and jazz.