Pastoral Excellence Programs for Mid-Career Clergy and Women of Color Announced
January 6, 2020— Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 colloquies from the Center for Lifelong Learning, part of the Pastoral Excellence Program of Columbia Theological Seminary.
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 Mid-Career Clergy will be held September 9-11, 2020 and January 4-6, 2021. The co-facilitators are Dr. Betty Pugh Mills and Rev. Jonathan W. Ball. Betty most recently served as Senior Pastor at Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton, VA. Previously she served as Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Richmond, VA for over twenty years. Jonathan, a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) serves as Coordinator of Clinical Pastoral Education at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA. The total program fee for this colloquy is $600 and includes five meals during each session. On-campus housing is available at special reduced rates.
The Colloquy for Women of Color will be held on September 14-16, 2020 and January 25-27, 2021. This Colloquy features three facilitators, Lilian (Luky) Cotto, Cynthia Parnell McDonald and Jihyun Oh. Luky is 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. Dr. McDonald serves as an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research. With over 18 years of ministry experience as an educator and pastor. She is currently the pastor of St. Luke A.M.E Church/Cartersville. Jihyun currently serves as the Director of Mid-Council Ministries 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 five meals during each session. On-campus housing is available at special reduced rates.
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 www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-learning or email the CLL at LifelongLearning@CTSnet.edu.
Israel Galindo Associate
Dean, Lifelong Learning
Michael K. Thompson
Director of Communications