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Early Career and Senior Career Clergy Cohort
The Early Career and Senior Career Clergy Cohort brings together early-career clergy (second through seventh year) with senior career clergy (more than ten years in ministry). The cohorts will consist of three to four early-career clergy paired with one senior career clergy mentor.
The cohorts will be formed at the annual Fall Retreat. Here, senior career clergy will be trained in mentoring while early-career clergy are reminded of their call. This two-day event will include worship, workshops, self-assessments, and relationship building activities.
Cohorts will meet on their own twice more throughout the year. By filling out a scholarship, the IECCD is willing to fund one cohort event per year.
For members of the Cohort, all travel expenses, lodging, and registration for the Fall Retreat, Spring Retreat, and any continuing education is supported through a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment.