Father Bob Stagg on Pastoral Leadership: Preach then get out of the way

Father Bob Stagg on Pastoral Leadership: Preach then get out of the way

Father Bob Stagg is the pastor of The Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, N.J., located in Northern Bergen County, with over 4,700 families and 100 ministries. Community service and volunteerism are hallmarks -- as diverse as growing a parish garden for soup kitchens in Newark and New York City, to the funding of a fully-staffed health clinic in Haiti. Father Bob is the best example of how preaching inspires and helps forward a cooperative model of pastoral leadership.


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