New Colloquies For Women of Color Clergy and Early Call CTS Alumni 

New Colloquies For Women of Color Clergy and Early Call CTS Alumni 

February 16, 2019—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 colloquies in its Pastoral Excellence Program.  

The Colloquy for Clergy Series offers clergy an opportunity to engage as reflective practitioners in a peer-learning, peer-mentoring experience. Each Colloquy includes a summer and winter session; participants must commit to attend both sessions. 

The Colloquy for Women of Color will be held on August 19-21, 2019 and January 27-29, 2020. Registration for this colloquy is open now and will be accepted through June 19 or until the Colloquy is full.  This Colloquy features three facilitators, Karma Bowen-Johnson, Lilian L Cotto and Jihyun Oh. Bowen-Johnson serves as the Assistant Pastor of Turner Monumental AME Church in Atlanta, GA and Director of Director of Christian Education for both the Atlanta North Georgia Annual Conference (ANGC) and the Atlanta East District of the AME Church. Cotto, a native of Guatemala, serves as a missionary of the United Methodist Church’s GBGM – National Plan for Hispanic-Latino Ministry and is engaged in church planting in New Jersey. Oh currently serves as Manager, Call Process Support and Assistant Stated Clerk for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served as interim pastor, associate pastor and hospital chaplain. The program fee for this Colloquy is $550 and includes meals. Housing is available on campus for an additional cost. 

The Colloquy for Early Call Clergy for Columbia Theological Seminary Alumni will be held September 9-11, 2019 and February 17-19, 2020. Applications are due by June 1, 2019 and may be submitted via this link. The co-facilitators for this colloquy are CTS alumni Lamar and Norman. Rebekah serves as Associate Pastor for Christian Formation at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, and Will serves as Campus Minister & Executive Director at Presbyterian Student Center. The program fee for this colloquy is $500, including all meals. Housing is available on campus for an additional cost.  

The Center for Lifelong Learning’s Pastoral Excellence Program is made possible in part by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry Initiative. 

For more information about the Center for Lifelong Learning and other courses and certificate programs, visit or email the CLL at

Program Contact:
Israel Galindo
Associate Dean, Lifelong Learning

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