John C. McNeill, Jr. is a trusted leader, insightful speaker and creative writer with a heart for and keen understanding of 21st century trends and young people. Rev. McNeill currently serves as the interim director and adjunct professor with John Leland Seminary’s School of Ministry, a writer with R. H. Boyd Publishing, and a staff consultant with Ministry Architects. Notably, John has served as co-president of the Prince William County Ministerial Association (VA) and as an adjunct professor for Valley Forge University (Woodbridge Campus). He is a graduate of both Lincoln University and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School where he received a BS and M.Div., respectively. In May of 2022, Rev. McNeill completed Duke Divinity School’s Foundations of Christian Leadership program and led a pilgrimage titled, “A Journey Worth Taking: A Pilgrimage of Purpose, Compassion and Hope,” for young adults to Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, AL. You can check out his blog post, “Moving from Stay Woke to Pray Woke: Rock, Paper, Scissors, God” at www.youthspecialities.com and, his meditation published in the Journal of American Folklore entitled, Abiding Faith amid Turmoil.