About Rev. Dale Cohen
FAMILY : Dale is married to Ann Hill Cohen. In their blended family, they share three children, two daughter-in-laws, and a granddaughter: Andrew Cohen and his wife, Kristin and their daughter Addison; Adam Cohen and his wife, Kelli, and Isabel Klibanoff. Andrew works for IMS, Adam is a Pediatric Resident at Children’s Hospital, and Isabel is a student at UAH.
AREAS OF MINISTRY : Dale sees his calling in ministry as helping people develop into the greatest version of “them Selves” that most reflects the image of God in which they were created. Dale has responsibility for working with the church’s leaders in shaping the spiritual vision of the congregation and reinforcing that vision through preaching, teaching, and interacting with people in the ups and downs of life.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND : Dale graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with an interdisciplinary degree in Psychology and Sociology. He completed a Masters of Divinity (M.Div—not the Candy!) at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
FAVORITE BOOKS : Robert Benson, Wendell Berry, Brené Brown, Walter Brueggeman, Frederick Buechner, Rachel Held Evans, Margaret Feinberg, Edwin Friedman, Ron Heifetz, James Hollis, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, Patrick Lencioni, John Ortberg, Parker Palmer, Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Dallas Willard.
HOBBIES : Iron Tribe Fitness, Woodworking, Traveling in a Convertible, Backpacking (in a former life!), Guitar, Live Singer/Songwriter Concerts (Living Room Concerts especially).