Appel receives doctor of ministry degree


Kurt Appel of Gulfport received the doctor of ministry degree this spring during commencement exercises at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. 

Appel is a senior consultant in the Church Division of Cargill Associates, a stewardship development firm dedicated to raising funds for churches and organizations world wide. 

An elder in the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church, Appel spent several years in the full-time ministry along the Gulf Coast. Prior to entering the ministry, Appel was an engineer with Sharp Electric, Inc.