Rev. Dr. George Cladis
George Cladis is a graduate of the University of Colorado (B.A. Religious Studies), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (D.Min.). His Doctor of Ministry Project at Austin informed his book Leading the Team-Based Church (Jossey-Bass/J. Wiley) where Cladis argues for a theologically relevant, collaborative model of organizational leadership and management. He has over thirty publications including devotionals, sermons series on work and faith, and articles on church leadership and management. His work history includes Pastor of small, medium and large churches, church and organizational consultant, entrepreneurial coach, adjunct professor and visiting lecturer, Vice President of Operations of a manufacturing company, COO of a nonprofit social service agency, Executive Pastor of multi-site churches, and initiator of social entrepreneurial enterprises. Board memberships include service as a college and seminary trustee, mission boards, seminary field education boards, and social service agencies. He currently serves as Executive Pastor of Faith Community Church, a multisite congregation in the Greater Boston area. Cladis is engaged in research on the relationship of efficiencies in ecological systems to organizational management (biomimicry applied to management theory) and also creating new models of self-sustaining small churches in New England. George is married to a business owner and accountant, Lori DePaoli Cladis, and their marital motto is Eat Pray Love (credit: Elizabeth Gilbert). George and Lori have five children.