Author: Joel Spears / Managing Editor Source: The Rogersville Review
ROGERSVILLE — To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 20), Price Public Community Center in Rogersville will host special guest and author, the Rev. Terrence Schofield on Sun., Jan. 19, from 2-4 p.m.
Schofield, former pastor of Hasson Street Christian Church in Rogersville is a diversity trainer who penned his latest work, “Distraction: Why We Do What We Do,” a book that aims to examine why individuals engage in life destructing activities.
In the midst of extreme social suffering and spiritual despair, “Distractions” offers deep insight into how one can both identify and approach the constant distractions of everyday life and guides one down the pathways of a more rewardingexistence,” the book jacket reads.
Schofield, in addition to his ministerial work, is also a diversity trainer in the non-profit and corporate world, as well as a life skills coach and college lecturer, having spoken at various events throughout the country.
Stella Gudger, director of Price Public Community Center and the Swift Museum, said, “Price Public is honored to host the book signing of Rev. Scohofield. He was my pastor at Hasson Street Christian Church for five years and brought much to our church and community before leaving to pursue other avenues. We were sadden when he left, but wished the best for him. I have stayed connected with Rev. Schofield and was very excited to learn of the book he had written. It is a great opportunity to reintroduce him once again to the community by promoting his book.”
In addition to his work helping others, Schofield has also been a lecturer and partner with the Bio-Energy Science and Technology Institute of Roseville (Ca.), an organization that provides inner-city youth eduction, college accessibility and training for careers in renewable energy, math and science education. Other highlights from his career include his past experience include being the main lecturer at the Black State Troopers and U.S. Marshals Conference in St. Louis; the Vice President of Social Service for Eaton Moss Inc.; served as director of national diversity initiatives and training across the country on behalf of Promise Keepers, located in Denver; and author of “The Environmental Contributors to Low Self-Esteem Among African-Americans, among a broad range of additional accomplishments.
Schofield is also the founder and CEO of Relationship Academy, Inc., currently completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Walden University. He also holds a bachelor of arts from Knoxville College, a Master of Divinity (Counseling), and a Master of Science in General Psychology.
Schofield is married to wife, Teresa, and has four children; DeMarcus, Daniel, Terrence, Jr., and India Necole.
For more information about the book signing, call the community center at (423) 921-3888, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Saturday, noon-2 p.m.
Price Public Community Center is located at 203 Spring St (off Hasson Street) in Rogersville.
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