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Dr. HE Cardin
Biblical Studies, Practical Ministry, Theology
Dr. H. E. Cardin has been in full time ministry for over 40 years.. Dr. Cardin was born on the Island of Saipan in the Marianas Islands. Being from a diverse religious background. Completing high school at the age of 16, he moved out during the family being divided over divorce. At the age of 17, while living on his own, he was led him to a local church where he became involved and began the ministry. At the age of 22, he accepted the responsibility of coordinating state youth and camping ministry for the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) in the State of Georgia.
While serving as an itinerant minister he began a family by marrying his best friend, Kim and had two children, a son, Drew and a daughter, Aleighsa (A-Lee-Sa). (Drew is now married to dear Alex, living in Jacksonville, FL.)
Dr. Cardin moved into an international ministry when he began working in International Youth Camp. Then led a team of 13 into the country of Thailand to conduct its first youth camp (for the COGOP) and had crusades in many cities. Later he served on the Asian International Youth Camp Staff and participated in the International Leadership Conference in Singapore, Malaysia.
In 1988 he entered into the pastoral ministry serving in Trion then in Macon, GA. After six years with a pastoral focus he then returned to the state level to coordinate local church ministries (for the COGOP) in Georgia.
In 1994, Dr. Cardin was appointed the International Director of Youth, Children and Sunday School Ministries. July 1996, the appointment was International Director of Specialized Ministries (Local Church Ministries) which focused on Youth, Children’s and Women’s Ministries. Later, Men’s Ministries was added.
Responsibilities while serving in Cleveland included serving as editor of Victory2, (a youth magazine), coordinating and directing youth conferences, youth camps, and training sessions. Under this appointment he has conducted training sessions across the US and in the C.I.S. (formerly known as Russia), Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Bulgaria, Montserrat and Africa. He has taught in the M.A.C.E.A. (Mid-Atlantic Christian Education Association), served as an Executive Board Member of the D.E.C.E (Denominational Executives for Christian Education). Dr. Cardin has served as secretary to the International Presbyter and various International Office committees.
Dr. Cardin has directed LDI (Leadership Development Institute). A non-terminal leadership training for various level of church-life using top leadership and scholars.
Dr. Cardin received his Master’s of Divinity (M.Div.), in 1993 at the Church of God School of Theology in Cleveland, TN. He had spent four years in an internship program at Charter Lake Psychiatric Hospital in Macon, GA, and Riverwoods Psychiatric Hospital, Riverdale, GA, as a chaplain. (4 units of CPE, Clinical Pastoral Education.) He completed his Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min.) with the Church of God Theology Seminary, June 2005.
Biblical Studies, Practical Ministry, Theology
Mark Menke joined the full-time faculty of the Center for Biblical Leadership (CBL) at the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices June 1, 2007. Bishop Menke currently teaches pastoral leadership, theology and church life classes in the CBL School of Practical and Advanced Studies (SOPAS), and helps provide logistical support for the many schools CBL conducts around the world. He also has assisted as an instructor with the Gordon-Conwell/Church of God of Prophecy Consortium.
Bishop Menke was converted during a revival at a Baptist church in Ohio in 1978. He joined the Church of God of Prophecy in 1981 and entered full-time pastoral ministry in 1986. He has served as pastor to five different COGOP congregations in Ohio and Georgia; and in those same states, served as an auxiliary director, and state director of leadership development. Bishop Menke has served on various state and international committees, currently serving on the Global Missions Committee at the International Offices. His wife, Jenny, has worked alongside him throughout their ministry years.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1978, Menke worked as a newspaper photographer for seven years. Since entering the ministry, he has earned the Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Ashland (Ohio) Theological Seminary, and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Mark was born and raised in Ohio. He, along with his wife Jenny, and their two daughters, Emily and Heidi, live in Cleveland, Tennessee.