Adam Gonnerman

Enterprise Vision Realization Expediter • Expositor of Ancient Apocalyptic Texts 

Born in northeast Missouri and raised on a family farm, I attended college in central Missouri and Arkansas, completing a Bachelor of Ministry (BMin) at Harding University in 1999.From student ministry to mission work in Brazil to ministry in New Mexico and on to lay ministry in New Jersey, I was active for about two decades in the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.

After moving to New Jersey I began a career change, and now work as a program manager, experienced with digital publishing, streaming, and technical infrastructure projects. I've led numerous teams through successful Agile transformations, and also have a strong history of taking on traditional high visibility projects and leading them through to completion. Aside from the PMP and ITIL-f certifications which I have earned, I am currently studying for a Master of Arts in Management through Avila University, and am on course to complete it by the end of 2020.

In 2015 I became a Unitarian Universalist, and have volunteered as a religious education teacher, worship associate, and as a chaplain with Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit, NJ, where I am a member, and now also a board member. I've been accepted to Abilene Christian University's Graduate School of Theology's Master of Divinity (MDiv) program for the Spring 2021 semester, and have also enrolled in the UU Studies certificate program offered by Starr King School for the Ministry. I'm presently in a period of discernment regarding a return to full-time, ordained Unitarian Universalist ministry.

Ultimately I intend to transition into the NGO sphere, and in particular working in community development. In connection with that, I've founded Uberlândia Development Initiatives, a support organization dedicated to promoting and helping to finance through donor assistance social projects in the city of Uberlândia, Brazil.

This is my personal blog, where I write on religion, politics, social justice, and anything else that interests me. I am particularly fond of creative engagement of the biblical texts from a critical perspective.