Center for Pastoral Excellence

The purpose of The Center for Pastoral Excellence is to sustain and assist clergy and congregations in responding to challenges they face with calmness, creativity, hope and possibility.

The Center for Pastoral Excellence is a resource for our ministers, congregations and Cabinet as needed. We offer coaching for clergy, discernment and visioning for congregations, team building for staff and conflict transformation with congregations.




Residents in Ministry 

2015 - 2016 Gathering Dates

RIM 1, 2 and 3: The Abbey Retreat

April 11-13, 2016 – Abbey Retreat (St. Joseph’s Abbey, Covington)

All conference clergy are invited to attend the Abbey Retreat for a $275 registration fee, as space allows. If you would like to join us

All gatherings are at The Wesley Center, except for the Abbey Retreat.
All day gatherings are 9:30AM – 3:30PM.

If you desire additional information about the Center for Pastoral Excellence events, please contact:
Dr. W. Craig Gilliam, Director