WPLP Staff

Rev. Dr. Derek Nelson

Rev. Dr. Derek Nelson

Director, Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program
and Professor of Religion, Dept Chair
Stephen S. Bowen Professor of the Liberal Arts

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Reverend Libby Davis Manning

Reverend Libby Davis Manning

Associate Director, Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program and
Program Consultant to the Religion Division, Lilly Endowment Inc.

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Rachel Hassler

Rachel Hassler

Communications and Events Coordinator, Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program and Scroll: The Wabash Institute of Theology for Youth.

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Dr. Raymond Williams

Dr. Raymond Williams

Founding Director and Program Advisor, Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program and
LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities Emeritus

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My own engagement in the local community has shifted substantially during my participation in the WPLP. My children know their way around city hall as they’ve been dragged to a wide variety of Human Rights Commission, City Council, etc. meetings.  I’ve made phone calls and sent notes of encouragement to the Police Chief, Mayor, etc, which would never have happened before.  I’ve said to my congregation again and again –the WPLP has put me in the presence of so many folks I don’t naturally feel the “right” to interact with, and it’s emboldened me!

Erica Gibson Even, Valparaiso, Indiana

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