Interim President and Herald B. Monroe Associate Professor of Leadership and Ministry Studies
Phone: (317) 931-2338
Dr. Kincaid teaches a variety of courses related to pastoral leadership, congregational life and mission, and contextual analysis and appreciation. In the Spring of 2019, he will offer Merton, Ministry and Contemporary Life as a Thursday evening course, which will focus on the life and writings of Thomas Merton. Other courses include Spirituality and Leadership, which always includes an immersion experience (Selma, Alabama, the Abbey of Gethsemani and L’Arche are examples) and Transitioning and Flourishing, a course that is designed especially to help seminary students think about their upcoming transition into ministry, as well as to provide tools that will support their flourishing across the many seasons of a pastoral career.
Kincaid’s most recent book is Like Stepping Into A Canoe: Nimbleness and the Transition into Ministry, which offers pastoral wisdom and practices for those who are transitioning from seminary to their first ministry after seminary. For more information about this book, click here.
Kincaid also is the author of Finding Voice: How Theological Field Education Shapes Pastoral Identity and contributes articles and sermons to various print and online publications. Recent publications include an article entitled “Mistake,” which was selected for inclusion in Christian Century as part of The Frederick Buechner Narrative Writing Project; the chapter “Beyond Imposition and Infatuation: Learning and Loving A Place” in the book Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit; and “The Leadership of Laughter,” a sermon published at FaithandLeadership.com, an online forum hosted by Duke Divinity School.
Prior to coming to CTS in 2008, Kincaid served for eleven years as the Senior Minister of Woodland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, Kentucky, where he received that city’s 2008 Fairness Award. He also was a founding member and later President of The Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass. In addition to extensive pastoral leadership with congregations, he also worked as part of the regional ministry team of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kentucky with responsibility for candidates seeking ordination, commissioned, or licensed ministry.
Along with the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Lexington Theological Seminary, Kincaid also holds a Masters of Science degree in Higher Education from the University of Kentucky.