Collegeville Institute Hosts Inaugural Meeting of MN Rural Fellows Program October 24, 2017 By Collegeville Institute Leave a Comment The inaugural cohort is pictured above. Click here to read short biographies of the participants. On October 16 and 17, an ecumenical group of 12 pastors convened in Collegeville, MN for the inaugural meeting of the Rural Minnesota Fellows Program. The program brings together clergy from rural Minnesota with professionals from other sectors of rural Minnesota society in order to strengthen these religious leaders’ sense of themselves as civic leaders and public theologians. This unique leadership development opportunity is for pastors in the early to middle years of their career. The first cohort of 12 fellows will meet every two months until July 2019. Participants in this program underwent a competitive selection process. Meet the Rural Fellows » Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.