Current Scholarly Work in Leadership and Reconciliation
Ferch, S. R.. Editor, International Journal of Servant-Leadership
Advisory board for the journal includes Larry Spears, Margaret Wheatley, Warren Bennis, Ken Blanchard, Ron Heifitz, Peter Senge, Peter Block, David Cooperrider and Dana Zohar.
Ferch, S. R.. My current scholarly agenda includes ongoing research as well as books, articles, and book chapters on servant-leadership, forgiveness, gratitude, and systems understandings.
Representative Publications in Leadership and Reconciliation
Ferch, S.R. (2010). Consciousness, forgiveness, and gratitude: The interior of the Servant-Leader. Chapter in Book, Servant Leadership: Developments in Theory and Research. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Ferch, S. R. (2005). Servant-leadership, forgiveness, and social justice. Chapter in Book, Practicing Servant-Leadership: Leading through Hope, Courage, Forgiveness. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Wilson, S. & Ferch, S. (2005). Enhancing resilience in the workplace through the practice of caring relationships. Organization Development Journal. 23 (4), 45-60.
Ferch, S. R. (2003). Servant-leadership, forgiveness, and social justice. Voices of Servant-Leadership Series. Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership, Indianapolis, IN. Essay published in the Greenleaf Center’s internationally acclaimed series, edited by director Larry Spears. Other authors in the series include Margaret Wheatley, James Autry, and John Bogle.
Wilson, S. & Ferch, S. (2004). Caring leadership in organizational life. Estudio Lederanca, Brazil.
Ferch, S. R. & Ramsey, M. (2003). Sacred Conversation: A response to unavoidable suffering. Canadian Journal of Counseling, 37(1), 16-27.
Ferch, S. R. & Mitchell, M. (2001). Intentional forgiveness in relational leadership: A technique for enhancing effective leadership. Leadership Studies, 7(4), 70-83.
Ferch, S. R. (2001). Generational healing: A client’s experience of an intervention to promote forgiving and healing the generational bond. Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 4(2), 173-179.
Ferch, S. R. (2001). Relational conversation: Meaningful communication as a therapeutic intervention. Journal of Counseling and Values, 45(2), 118-135.
Ferch, S. R. (2001). Generational conversation: A technique for forgiving and healing the generational bond. Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 4(1), 21-30.
Ferch, S. R. (2000). Meanings of touch and forgiveness: A hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry. Counseling and Values, 44(3), 155-173.
Ferch, S. R. (2000). Intrapsychic versus systems approaches to clinical work: A response. Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 3(3), 273-276.
Ferch, S. R. (1999). Marital forgiveness: A case study of forgiveness and multiple extramarital affairs. Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 2(2), 159-170.
Ferch, S. R. (1998). Intentional forgiving as a counseling intervention. Journal of Counseling and Development, 76(3), 261-270.
Representative Publications in Leadership and the Fine Arts
Shann Ray. The Great Divide. The Better of McSweeney's, Volume Two.
Shann Ray. My Dad in America. Poetry.
Shann Ray. Hesperus. Poetry.
Shann Ray. The Hunter's Son.
Winner of the Poetry Quarterly Poetry Prize
Shann Ray. Invocation. Ruminate.
Shann Ray. Black Kettle. Fugue.
Shann Ray. Icarus, USA. Borderlands.
Shann Ray. The Suicide Elegies.
Winner of the Subterrain Poetry Prize.
Shann Ray. Rodin's The Hand of God.
Winner of the Crab Creek Review Fiction Prize.
Shann Ray. The Miracles of Vincent Van Gogh.
Winner of the Ruminate Short Story Prize.
Shann Ray. The Violence Elegies. Poetry International.
Shann Ray. The Great Divide. McSweeney's.
(nominated for a Pushcart Prize by editors Dave Eggers and Eli Horowitz)
Shann Ray. The World Clean and Bright. William and Mary Review.
Shann Ray. A Quiet Poem About Marital Sex. Best New Poets.
Shann Ray. Servatio Laederis: Servant-leadership.
Entry in The Future Dictionary of America. Mcsweeney’s Publishing.
Shann Ray. How We Fall. Montana Quarterly.
Shann Ray. The Dark Between Us. StoryQuarterly.
Shann Ray. Mrs. Secrest. Narrative Magazine.
Shann Ray. Before He Sleeps. Northwest Review.
Shann Ray. Three From Montana. Big Sky Journal.
Shann Ray. In the Half-light. Talking River Review.
Shann Ray. How We Fall. Pacific Northwest Inlander.
1st Prize, annual short story contest. Artwork by Rick Gendron.
Shann Ray. The Way Home. South Dakota Review
Representative International, National, and Regional Presentations
Ferch, S. R. *ongoing presentations in leadership, forgiveness, and gratitude, yearly
Ferch, S. R. (2008, July) Servant-leadership and the interior of the leader.
Global Servant-Leadership Research Roundtable.
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Ferch, S. R. (2006, June). Servant-leadership and the legacy of Larry Spears. International Conference on Servant-leadership, Indianapolis, ID.
Ferch, S. R. (2004, June). Servant-leadership in the context of cultural diversity. Director of panel discussion. International Conference on Servant-leadership, Indianapolis, ID.
Ferch, S. R. (2004, June). Servant-leadership and forgiveness. International Conference on Servant-leadership, Indianapolis, ID.
Ferch, S. R. (2004, July). The servant-leader, forgiveness, and deep systems work. Keynote address. Cincinnati Leadership Consortium, Cincinnati, OH.
Ferch, S. R. (2004, August). The servant-leader and one voice. Keynote address. Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, National Volunteers Conference, Independence, MO.
Ferch, S. R. (2003, September). Servant-leadership, social justice, and forgiveness. International Conference on Leadership, Social Justice and Forgiveness, sponsored by the School of Professional Studies, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.
Ferch, S. R. (2003, October). Servant-leadership, and the art of forgiveness. Presentation given to the National Board of the Greenleaf Center. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, Indianapolis, IN.
Ferch, S. R. (2003, June). Servant-leadership and forgiveness.
International Servant-leadership Convention, sponsored by the Greenleaf Center for Servant-leadership, Indianapolis, IN.
Ferch, S. R. (2003, March). The art of leadership: the interior of the leader, reflection, contemplation and action. University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
Ferch, S. R. (2003, March). The art of leadership in the public service sector. Ehrkulenie Mayoral governance committee, governing a metropolitan area of 2.8 million people, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ferch, S. R. (2003, March). Servant-leadership and health-care.
Inter-collegiate Nursing Center for Education (ICNE), Spokane, WA.
Ferch, S. R. (2003, March). Mutual leadership and the enduring marriage.
Christian Life National Convention, Christian Life National Assoc., Spokane, WA.
Overseas Experience and Travel
Lived in Germany, Canada, and the U.S.
Traveled for personal, athletics, community, research, leadership, or theology-related purposes to South Africa, Colombia, The Philippines, St. Petersberg, Russia (then Leningrad, U.S.S.R.), The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Hungary, England, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Ireland, and Mexico.
Husband of an incredible, gifted, glorious wife.
Father of a first brilliant, wonderful, joyful daughter.
Father of a second shining, lovely, valiant daughter.
Father of a third ebullient, elegant, magnificent daughter.
1997-present Washington State Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1995-97 Washington State Certified Marriage and Family Therapist
1995-97 Washington State Certified Mental Health Counselor