The Center for Pastoral Excellence is responsible for enhancing pastoral effectiveness through continuing education events, peer learning, coaching, and training. Our goal is to support transformative leadership processes for clergy. The Center provides options designed to equip and develop pastors to lead congregational growth.
The Director for Pastoral Excellence along with the appointive Cabinet and the Board of Ordained Ministry, work to develop the processes of entering ministry, licensing and ordination, and equipping laity as pastoral leaders. In addition, the Center emphasizes the development and recruitment of younger and more diverse pastoral leadership.
For more information about the Center for Pastoral Excellence, feel free to contact:
Director of Pastoral Excellence
Email: Karen Hayden
Clergy Relations and Benefits Administrator
Email: Trudy McManus
Executive Assistant for Pastoral Excellence / Conference Candidacy Coordinator
Email: Jenny Gragg
Imagine 4 days away from the pace of daily routine. RENEW give you two rare and precious gifts: Time and Space; to rest, to talk together and to reflect.
Go to: www.soderquist.org/renew for more information.
Candidacy Summit for exploring candidates in ministry.
Held in Columbia, Mo
A 24 hour retreat for Missouri United Methodist laity and clergy with the intent to deepen and resource spiritual conversation and connections within our congregations and conference. We will learn how to share and listen to each other’s faith stories, connect more fully with the presence of Christ, and help others deepen their faith commitments. one day
For more information about the Board of ordained ministry, please visit our Board of Ordained Ministry section.