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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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The connections I have made with the other participants are priceless. This program not only strengthens and inspires my ministry but it has successfully solved the fundamental problem of loneliness in ministry. I believe the Wabash program creates a totally unique bond between ministers of different denominations and extremely different situations and backgrounds that is almost impossible to find anywhere else. The trust I feel and have with the other participants allows me to have conversations I thought were impossible. Where else would you see a Methodist, a Disciple of Christ, a Church of Christ and an Independent discuss the theology of a building, the role of women in ministry and the purpose of ministry for four hours without anyone getting angry and everyone still being honest?"

Amanda Meade, Jeffersonville, Indiana

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