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Center for Clergy Excellence

The Center for Clergy Excellence focuses primarily on clergy leadership which includes developing, supporting and training clergy leaders in light of the core values of excellence and fruitfulness. This center will collaborate with the other ministry centers as new initiatives are developed to assist clergy, laity and the churches of the Virginia Conference to makes disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

What’s Happening
♦ Quadrennial Clergy Ethics Training 2017-2021
♦ Candidacy Summits, January 15-16, 2021 and June 25-26, 2021

Announcement from The Center for Clergy Excellence
The Rev. Joanna Dietz will be completing her time as the Associate Director for Call and Candidacy on June 30.  We thank Joanna for her leadership in this role and her work throughout the connection. We ask God’s blessings to be with Joanna in her next steps. 


Lindsey Baynham
Director, (804) 521-1160

Kristen Dowdy Seibert
Program and Administrative
Coordinator, (804) 521-1126