The Rev. Carla Aday

Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (CC(DC))
Organization: Country Club Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Kansas City, MO

In April 2017, the Congregational Board of Country Club Christian Church called Rev. Carla Aday as the church’s eighth Senior Minister.

Rev. Aday has served the church since 1988 in various capacities, most recently as the Executive Minister in charge of administration, finance and stewardship in addition to preaching, teaching and planning. As the Senior Associate Minister from 2004-2014, her responsibilities included developing mission partnerships, adult spiritual formation, leadership development, ministry planning and staff supervision. When she was hired in 1988, she was the church’s first female minister.

Rev. Aday holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Yale University where she was honored with the Mersick Prize for effective public address and preaching. She is an experienced teacher and trainer, holding licensing and certification with various curricula.

She has led 20 mission trips both internationally and domestically, including trips to Nicaragua and India. She is a member of Next, formerly known as Association of Disciples Pastors in Theological Dialogue, past member of Clergy Spiritual Direction, and has previously served on the Administrative Committee and General Board for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as Moderator of Greater Kansas City Region of the Christian Church, on the Homeland Ministries Board, as a board member of the Girl Scouts – Mid America Chapter, and as a member of the MORE2 Clergy Caucus.

She has served as a volunteer at Della Lamb Community Services, Argentine Middle School, Notre Dame de Sion School, Habitat for Humanity, and Marillac Center for Children. In 2017 she spent one month as a volunteer at Mediterranean Hope, a project working to address the dramatic refugee migration by sea from North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East towards Italy. Rev. Aday is currently a member of the Division of Overseas Ministry Board as well as the Global Ministries Board for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.

Rev. Aday was the recipient an Eli Lilly Clergy Renewal Grant for a 2002 sabbatical program in Great Britain, has conducted independent study in theology with professors from Yale Divinity School and St. Paul School of Theology, has competed a writing course with Yale Divinity School, and has written and contributed to numerous publications.

Rev. Aday and her husband Dr. Dave Ehman, have three adult children and five grandchildren.

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Carla Aday: Come to the Light

Tuesday March 09, 2021
The Rev. Carla Aday says we can get stuck on John 3:16 thinking only about what happens to us after we die—and we miss the fullness of life that Jesus promises us right now before we die.