Lance Acree

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J. Lance Acree has over 25 years of service as an ordained Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church of America. He retired from the Air Force as the commander of a flying squadron. His research on training has been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal; he currently works for an international consulting firm. He is a trained and experienced mediator, and has written essays on leadership communication and forgiveness. In his spare time he makes sawdust in his garage. His most vivid memory of servant leadership occurred at the end of an all-day canoe trip; his first chance to practice it occurred the next fall, at the end of an all-day spelunking adventure. He has been known to ask annoying questions about philosophy of ministry. He and his wife Rhonda met in a Navigator college ministry; they have three adult children, and they currently reside in Tennessee.


Get to know Lance:

 

If I could cycle anywhere in the world, it would be in…
Anywhere that’s right behind Lee DeRemer.

The person who most inspired me as a young man was…
Francis Schaeffer

My best teenage memory is…
A tie between rounding up cows on horseback early on a foggy morning, sailing my Sailfish in the Ortega River, and reading Tolkien while listening to Ralph Vaughan Williams.

I am famous for…
Asking a waitress (who was wearing period costume) in the Dobbin House Tavern in Gettysburg if I should refer to her as “wench”.

My most embarrassing cycling moment was…
Just barely failing to hop a curb in front of a bunch of cars full of people with nothing to do but wait for the light to change…and watch me slowly fall over while trying desperately to unlock my shoes from the pedals.

My hidden talent is…
Well hidden.

If I could change something in my past it would be…
Asking a waitress in the Dobbin House Tavern in Gettysburg if I should refer to her as “wench”.