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Aug. 18, 2008

For Immediate Release



By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Shane Garrison of Alexandria, Ky., an alumnus of Campbellsville University, has been employed as an instructor in educational ministries at his alma mater, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University. 


Garrison has recently served as associate pastor of Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria. He has served on four church staffs in Kentucky and Texas in various capacities from youth, children, adult education and pastoral care and counseling.


He has also served as the chief administrator of a Christian preschool and grammar school.


Garrison has nearly completed an Ed.D. in leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. His dissertation topic is “Models of Academic Governance and Institutional Power in Southern Baptist Related Liberal Arts Colleges.” His prospectus has been initially approved, and his study will start later this fall.


Garrison has a master of arts degree in Christian education and a master of divinity degree with Biblical languages both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated with a bachelor of science in religious education from Campbellsville University in 1999. 


He is the founder and president of Maple Trail Ministry Consultants, a consulting firm that specializes in helping churches and Christian parachurch organizations.


Garrison and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Isaac and Ethan. Garrison enjoys playing tennis, playing the piano and drums and reading. He has a blog at


For more information about the Campbellsville University School of Theology, e-mail or call (270) 789-5029.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 36 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.