Central Tennessee | Women’s Leadership Initiative


WLI 2016 Cohort at Conception AbbeyWomen’s Leadership Initiative at Central Tennessee


In the Fall 2016 Central Tennessee admitted its second cohort of students into the Women’s Leadership Initiative. Eleven women make up Cohort II, and they began their Master’s of Divinity studies with a trip to Conception Abbey for a week of prayer and study. They were accompanied by President Marshall, Prof. Amy Mears, Sheryl Stewart, Language Improvement Coordinator, and Angela Jackson, Economics of Ministry Project Director.  This fall students in Cohort II will take classes together and begin building a community of learning and support for the next four years of seminary preparation for ministry.

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Central is working to build a remarkable cohort of women who are answering Gods’ call. We want to prepare them for new horizons in theological education and ministry. Students receive a full tuition scholarship, a global immersion experience, and personal mentoring and coaching from women already leading in ministry.*

Learn more about the Women’s Leadership Initiative on this video.  



* Full tuition covers classes and international immersion. Students are responsible for books and coaching/mentoring fees.