Rev. Dr. Candace M. Lewis is the 17th President Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She is Gammon’s First Female President-Dean in its 138-year history. She served as a District Superintendent of the Gulf Central area of the Florida Annual Conference from 2016 – March 2021. She had oversight of 89 pastors and churches.
Prior to becoming a Superintendent, she served as the Executive Director of Path1 New Church Starts at Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, TN. She is a relentless advocate for revitalizing existing churches and creating new places for new people through planting new churches and new faith communities.
She also serves as a consultant, coach, and resource person to Bishops, Conference Leaders, Church Planters and Pastors in starting and revitalizing congregations. She started ministry as a church planter and is the founding Pastor of the New Life Community UMC, where she served from 1997 – 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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