The Sojourn Network Board of Directors announces the immediate appointment of two additional members.
Joining the Board of Directors are Dr. Jamin Stinziano and Brandon Shields. Each of these men brings a broader set of experiences to our family of churches, the unique perspective of seeing our ministry from a different part of the country, and a wealth of knowledge and application in areas vital to our mission. Equally important is that each man is a church planter and presently occupies pastoral roles in local churches. “Both of these new Board members embody the essence of Sojourn Network and bring character, expertise, and energy to the table. We are grateful to God for their faith to accept these appointments, and to their local churches who are graciously releasing them to this service.” Dave Harvey, Executive Director
Dr. Jamin Stinziano has been married to Vicky for 15 years and they are the parents of 6 children, 3 by birth and 3 through the foster system. Jamin is one of the founding pastors of Summit Church in southwest Florida. Summit is 1 church with 3 campuses, 2 in Ft. Myers and 1 in Naples. Jamin also serves on the board of Launch Global, a sending agent for church planters and missionaries from Summit Church. He holds a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Brandon Shields is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Soma Church located in midtown Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the happy husband to Emily and daddy to their four children — James, Cooper, Lilly Claire, and Hadley. After a short stint as an overrated collegiate athlete in his hometown of Louisville, Brandon earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and two post-graduate degrees (M.Div in Missions and a Ph.D in Leadership) at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brandon has published several journal articles and contributed to a book on family ministry, while also serving on the Board of Trustees at Midwestern Theological Seminary.
Sojourn Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping pastors plant, grow, and multiply healthy churches that last.
The full slate of Board members for 2017 can be found here.