Peer Group Study Coaches

Senior Coach/Trainer 

Dan Moseley was named the Herald B. Monroe Professor of Practical Parish Ministry at CTS in 1997. Prior to coming to CTS, Moseley was the executive minister of Vine Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nashville, Tennessee for 15 years. He has also served other churches in Kansas and Oklahoma. Moseley earned both a B.D. in ethics (1968) and a D.Min. (1970) in ethics from Vanderbilt Divinity School where he also served as adjunct professor in church ministries (1984-1990). He has also been adjunct faculty at St. Paul Seminary in Kansas City, MO. He has done further study at the Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland. Moseley is very active in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) having served on the General Board of the Christian Church of Tennessee, the Regional Education Committee and the Committee on the Ministry as well as other regional and general units. Moseley has also been active in community affairs involving health, human rights and peace issues.

Dr. Moseley has been the President of the Disciples Peace Fellowship for the Christian Church. He was the founding pastor of the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee which has eight satellite offices throughout middle Tennessee. He is the Director of the Walter Scott Preaching Society, a society for the development of excellence in preaching among Disciple preachers. He was the Director of Continuing Education for Christian Theological Seminary between 1999-2001.

Dr. Moseley has been involved in the development of Grief Healing, Inc., an organization developing ministries to those who grieve. He has been active in teaching preaching and ministry skills throughout the United States. Dr. Moseley is part of the Board of the "Listening to Listeners" project that is being directed by Ron Allen. He does workshops on Grieving and Spirituality, as well as workshops on Interim Ministers. He is a regular faculty at the College of Preachers in Washington DC. Moseley has numerous articles and sermons that have appeared in publications including Best Sermons 3, The Disciples Theological Digest, Journal for Biblical Preaching, Encounter and The Christian Ministry Magazine. He is the editor of a book of sermons on stewardship entitled Joyful Giving published by Chalice Press in 1997. 

Coaches for Clergy Peer Groups 

Philip Banta has committed many years to mission outreach among Spanish-speaking people. For nearly 30 years he labored in church planting and leadership training in Colombia, S.A. and Mexico City, Mexico. Since 2001 he has ministered to Hispanics in Indianapolis, IN. His growing passion is to be able to train and mentor Christian leaders. He has a B.A. from Cincinnati Christian University and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from the School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary. Philip was a member of the DNA peer group as part of the Indiana Clergy Peer Group Study Program. He and his wife Kathy have three grown children, Melanie, Benjamin and Timothy.

Howard Boles has been the senior pastor of the Roberts Park UMC since July 2002. He received a B.A. from the University of Evansville, M.Div from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a M.A. from the University of Iowa. He was a member of the Create and Celebrate group in the Indiana Clergy Peer Group Study Program. He has two children and is engaged to be married this summer. Hobbies and interests include softball, jogging, reading and travel.

Susan Deverall is an Ordained Minister and Pastoral Counselor for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has over twenty years experience of leading retreats, workshops, and small groups. She has a large range of topics to present at these retreats and workshops: death and grief, parenting, women and depression, divorce, forgiveness, and spiritual direction.

Susan has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education and Emotionally Challenged Children. She has a Master of Divinity degree and a Masters of Sacred Theology with a specialization in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Christian Theological Seminary. Susan is in private practice and is licensed by the State of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist.

She has been a Facilitator of the Clergy Peer Study Group, an Eli Lily/Christian Theological Seminary grant given to ministers interested in studying together for three years.

Presently Susan and her husband Don Cochran are living in a rural community northeast of Muncie, Indiana. They believe in sustainable living and raise alpacas. 


Coach for Student Groups

Richard Moman is Affiliate Professor of Christian Ministries and Associate Director of Field Education. He is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, (B.S. in Education, 1970), Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio (M.Div. and M.A. in Christian Education, 1974), and United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio (D.Min. in Adult Education).

Richard joined the CTS staff in 2005, working in field education and teaching classes in Christian education, spirituality, and Christian ministries. Moman is an ordained United Methodist clergy (retired in 2000) and served Indianapolis St. Luke's UMC as Executive Pastor, Church of the Saviour - UMC, St. Andrew UMC, Woodside UMC, all in Indianapolis, and Greenwood UMC. He has also worked as the executive director for the Appalachia Service Project, a national youth mission organization, campus pastor, and camp program director. He has served on United Methodist district and annual conference committees.

During the 1990's, Richard worked with the SCOFE program at CTS. He was a SCOFE Supervisor, a local church site supervisor and a consultant working with SCOFE Supervisors. He also supervised students at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. He has been a member of several ecumenical pastors groups and was a part of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, first as a Board member and then as a Chairperson of the Board for two years.

As a consultant, Richard has worked with staff development in local congregations, as a professional coach with pastors, leading men's workshops/trainings and as a consultant/facilitator with two Lilly Endowment funded projects - Indiana Peer Group Study Program at CTS and Institute for Clergy Excellence in Alabama.

Richard is an avid photographer with countless images from his many trips here and abroad. His travels include South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Nicaragua, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Canada, Mexico, England and Scotland (as well as through out the USA). His other interest includes reading and music.