Begun by Rev. Carolyn Smith Goings, PhD in late 2015, Diverse & United Publishers is an endeavor that grew out of a need Rev. Goings quickly realized was unmet as she searched for materials suitable for use in the diverse congregation she and a small team of volunteers were then working hard to establish.
To satisfy the need for suitable Bible Study resources and Small Group guides for that new church plant, Dr. Goings began writing materials herself, bringing to the task her thirty years of experience in cross racial ministries, diversity advocacy, and writing.
Carolyn obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, which was also where she completed a baccalaureate in English and Secondary Education. Additionally, she earned the Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts and has recently completed the Antioch University PhD in Leadership and Change program.
Besides cross racial pastorates in several congregations, Dr. Goings completed a one-year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education and a one-year fellowship in Chaplaincy Development. She has served as a chaplain on a college campus, in a prison, in a long-term care facility, and in hospice care.
Resources for Diversity, an imprint of Diverse & United Publishers, provides practical, easy-to-use materials applicable to a wide variety of ages, cultural backgrounds, and ministry uses.