Dr. Paul & Theresa Macpherson
Dr. Paul & Theresa MacPherson were married in 1990 and are the proud parents of Seth (and his wife Katie), Ezekiel (Zeke) and Naomi. In addition, they love and adore their beautiful granddaughter, NoraJoy Leilagi! Dr. MacPherson and Theresa met at Melwood Church of the Nazarene in Maryland, the church in which Theresa grew up and where Dr. MacPherson’s father, Dr. Neil MacPherson was serving as pastor.
Dr. MacPherson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mid-America Nazarene University (1988) and his Master of Divinity Degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary (1994). In 2022, Dr. MacPherson received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. His dissertation was entitled, “Leadership Paradigm and Missional Faithfulness: An Examination of Adaptive Ecclesiastical Leadership.”
Dr. MacPherson and Theresa entered pastoral ministry while still in Kansas City, when Dr. MacPherson was invited to serve as part of the pastoral staff of Lenexa (KS) Central Church of the Nazarene under the leadership of Rev. Lee McCleery. For two years, Dr. MacPherson served as Pastor to Senior Adults. Upon graduation from NTS, Dr. MacPherson and Theresa moved back to Theresa’s home state of Maryland to step into the role of Lead Pastor. For the next 28 years, they served the Church of the Nazarene in that role, pastoring in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. The last eleven of those years were spent in Leonardtown, Maryland, in the church they originally served immediately after graduating from NTS, serving there until Dr. MacPherson’s election as District Superintendent of the Maine District in May 2022.
Theresa has spent her career working for the United States Government, primarily working for the Department of Defense. Currently she is working for the Department of Navy. In addition to that career, Theresa’s spiritual gift of encouragement has allowed her to come alongside many individuals to support, love and encourage them. Together, their heart is to encourage pastors and their families in such a way that they can faithfully become incarnational expressions of Christ’s presence within their congregations and communities so that the churches across the Maine District can be the vibrant expressions of God’s Kingdom on earth that He desires and breathed His life in them to be.