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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
Clergy Session Announcement (pdf)
♦ Quadrennial Clergy Ethics Training 2017-2021
♦ Candidacy Summits, July 10-11, 2020 and January 15-16, 2021


Lindsey Baynham
Director, (804) 521-1160

Joanna Dietz
Associate Director for
Call and Candidacy, (804) 521-1127

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