Ordination at Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church, Charlotte
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
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Read a profile of Dr. Spencer in the Alumni Review
The Reverend Dr. Frank Clark Spencer is named for his maternal grandfather, the Reverend Frank E. Clark. His paternal grandfather, Reid Spencer, was a banker. Theology and finance have combined in Frank to create a unique perspective on faith, leadership, entrepreneurship and organization. After earning a BA at UNC-CH where he was a Morehead Scholar and an MBA at Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar, Frank had a distinguished career in real estate which included taking his company public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southeastern Region in 2009. Frank retired from his company in October 2010 and entered Union Presbyterian Seminary to pursue his Master's of Divinity. In May of 2012 he accepted a call to be President of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte while continuing his seminary studies. On July 1, 2014 Frank became President of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in February of 2015. He earned his Doctorate also at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte. Frank has served the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a deacon, ruling elder, Chairman of Montreat Conference Center, on the NEXT Church strategy team and on the Board of Pensions.