Doug and his family moved to Raleigh in 1995 from Los Angeles, where he had spent eight years as a staff pastor at a mega-church.
Over the years, he’s became increasingly disillusioned with the American church’s drift from the simplicity and beauty of communal spirituality.
Helped on his way from that assignment, he struck out to find a place to build a different kind of spiritual community, landing in Raleigh where he began building a community of people committed to three simple core values…
“Many a slip between the lip and the cup.”
That wisdom proverb has defined Doug’s leadership at NRCC. Few disagree that Community, Spirituality, and Earth-Bettering are Chrisitan values, but somehow the church has “slipped” in the execution of these simple values.
Doug is leading NRCC to be a place we work together to fix the slip; a place to hammer out how we can actually be the caring and free spiritual community Jesus intended.
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Doug has over 20 years of experience in spiritual formation and leading spiritual communities. His undergraduate degree is in History from the University of California, and his Masters and Doctorate degrees are both from Fuller Theological Seminary.
We put together another website because we think Doug should be doing some outside speaking gigs. If you go there, you’ll find out more about him than anybody would ever want to know. Click HERE >>