Reverend Doctor Daris S. Bultena
The Reverend Dr. Bultena has been serving Good Shepherd Church since 1998. His passion is seeing churches grow and be healthy systems as well as communities that are apostolic. He believes the healthiest congregations are those that are inclusive, diverse, and multi-cultural. Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church is such a congregation, and Daris delights in making space for faith.
Rev. Bultena currently serves as chair of the Presbytery’s Commission on Reconciliation. He has also served the presbytery as moderator, chair of council, and chair of the Committee on Ministry. He helped the presbytery to craft a new vision to help congregations thrive.
Dr. Bultena is originally from South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration. He was a Legislative Aid with the Commerce Committee, U. S. Senate. He received his Master of Divinity degree in June 1990 from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Theological Seminary-PSCE. Prior to accepting the call of Good Shepherd, he was Pastor of Melrose Carmel Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Director of Children’s Ministries
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