Bringing together an ecumenical group of gifted Minnesota pastors and ministers, the Collegeville Institute Twin Cities Fellows Program focuses on pastoral leadership development with the goal of strengthening church leaders’ sense of themselves as civic leaders and public theologians.
The first cohort of 12 fellows began in August 2013, and ended in May 2015. The second cohort of fellows began in October 2015 and ran through July 2017.
The Fellows Program enriched not only my understanding of my job as a minister and the context in which I minister, but it also enriched my heart as a Christian. The Fellowship’s leadership, guest presenters, and talented colleagues pushed me—mind and soul—to grow further into this fearful and wonderful calling. I’m a better pastor now than I was two years ago and than I would have been without this program. I hope I’m a better disciple too.— Shane Isner