Mahan Siler

Mahan Siler lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife, Janice. They have four children and six grandchildren. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and among the founders of the Alliance of Baptists. His vocational life of 63 years happens to divide almost equally between being a pastor of a congregation and working with current or future clergy leaders of congregations.

Siler served two congregations over his several decades in vocational ministry, including Ravensworth Baptist Church, located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. from 1967-1972, and Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1983-1998. In between pastorates, he served on staff at the Department of Pastoral Care at NC Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, in 1973, and became its director in 1976.

He is the author of three books, “Letters to Nancy: Re-frames that Mattered,” “Anam Cara: Collegial Clergy Communities” and “Exile or Embrace?: Congregations Discerning Their Response to Lesbian And Gay Christians.”

View Siler’s Nurturing Faith book(s) below.