Reverend Dr. Douglas Stephen Miller

Pastor, Dingmans Ferry UMC and Barryville UMC

 


 

1256 Hemlock Farms            Cell (845) 820-3950

Lords Valley, PA 18428         email: drdsmiller76@aol.com

 

 

 

Special Accomplishments

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Wings in the Morning, Assisted Bishop Devadhar to raise $300,000 in pledges,

“Aviation Ministry,” Congo, GNJAC-Global Board of Ministries

 

 

2011-Present

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Red Bird Missionary Conference,  7th Year Mission Project-

 

 

 

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Beverly, Kentucky, River Road Bunch, Leader

Special Assistant to the President, West Virginia Wesleyan College

2009-Present

2002-2005

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Interim Vice President for Advancement, West Virginia Wesleyan College

2006-2007

Major Accomplishments:

•    Maintain a database of potential major contributors to the Wesleyan Annual Fund, the Virginia

Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts, the David Reemsnyder Research Center, and other college projects.

•    Establish long and short term fundraising objectives, and specific monthly action plans.

•    Manage, direct, train, and coach the Advancement Department.

•    Establish and maintain continuing relationships with Wesleyan graduates and friends in the

United States.

•    Introduced the new WVWC President to alumni across the country.

•    Member of  the Advancement Department Team, assisted in raising $46 million for the

Wesleyan Capital Campaign.

•    Gifts: Performing Arts Center, obtained a $1 million pledge, $150,000 for PAC, $250,000, Board of Trustees, and a $100,000 Special gift.

•    During six months as Interim Planned Giving Officer produced $435,000 in annuities.

•    Secure a $400,000 Gift and $100,000 from Alumni for a 2-1 Match Challenge Grant of $250,000 from the Reeves Foundation.

•     Obtain more than 200 annual gifts of at least $1,000.

•    Develop strategies and plans for raising $160,000 to illuminate the WVWC Baseball Complex, which is now complete.

Fund Raising Activities

•    Secured a $100,000 gift from the Board of Global Ministry UMC, for Centenary College.

•    Directed the NNJAC raising $750,000 for the Swimming Complex at the Aldersgate Center.

•    Facilitated feasibility studies for two other projected capital campaigns.

•    Developed exceptional skills in “asking for gifts and in training others in fund raising.

•    Assisted in Raising 3 Million for a Senior Care Center in Montclair, New Jersey

 

 

Employment

•    Pastor: Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church, Dingmans Ferry, PA                    2009-Present

•    District Superintendent, Delaware District, NNJAC of the UMC                                  1993-2000

o Managed and coordinated 76 churches in the UMC Delaware District

o Involved in numerous Church Building Campaigns

o Developed program:  “Hope for Africa” pledge, 1996-2000

o Member of the NNJAC & SNJAC Merger Committee

o Dean of the Appointment Cabinet, 1996-2000

 

 

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Senior Pastor: Cranford United Methodist Church, Cranford, NJ

1987-1993

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Pastor: The United Methodist Church at Demarest, NJ

1978-1987

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Pastor: First, Montclair, NJ and Chaplain Montclair State College

1971-1978

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Pastor: Blairstown United Methodist Church

1967-1971

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Pastor: Clinton, NJ United Methodist Church

1963-1967

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Assistant Youth Pastor: Elm Park Church, Scranton, PA

1961-1963

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Seminary Appt: Troy Conference Adams, Mass/Stamford Vermont UMC

1959-1961

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College Appointment: West Virginia Conference/ Trinity Circuit

1957-1959

 

Education:

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Honorary Doctorate of Divinity: West Virginia Wesleyan College

2014

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Doctor of Ministry: Drew University, Madison NJ

1984

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Master of Sacred Theology: Boston University, Boston MA

1965

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Bachelor of Arts: West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon WV

1959

 

Affiliations:

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Elder: United Methodist Church, NNJAC of the United Methodist Church

1965

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Life Time Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

1954

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Trustee, West Virginia Wesleyan College

1999-2002

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United States Naval Reserve Veteran

1953-1961

 

 

 Awards:

•    2002: President's Medal from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Award reads, “Loyal Son of
      Wesleyan, Student Recruiter Extraordinaire”, “Advocate of the Wesleyan Experience”

       in recognition for recruiting hundreds of students for Wesleyan from 1959-present.

•    1992: United Methodist Church: Harry Denman Foundation Award for Evangelism in the UMC

 

 

 Family:

•    Formerly married to Audrey Culley Miller, deceased

•    Married to Priscilla Johansen Miller

•    Extraordinary Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren