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Center for Clergy Excellence

The Center for Clergy Excellence focuses primarily on clergy leadership which includes identifying, developing, and supporting 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 14-15, 2022 and July 8-9, 2022


Send general emails to

The Rev. Jessie S. Colwell
(804) 521-1140

The Rev. Crystal R. Sygeel
Associate Director for Call and Candidacy
(804) 521-1141

Ms. Sherry MacLaughlin
Administrative Coordinator
(804) 521-1142

Meet the Clergy Excellence Staff

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