The Moses Project Kick-Off

September 7, 2021

The Moses Project, a division of Campus Ministry, kicked off the 2021-2022 cohort with a hybrid event designed by Dr. Trisha Wheelock, Ms. Jamie Lackey, and Rev. Dr. Russ Lackey. Pastors joined in person on Grand View’s campus and online for three days of professional development and connection with other pastors serving in rural ministry. The pastors hailed from 9 states and 12 ELCA synods. The Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Dean of Howard Divinity School, served as the keynote exemplar along with curriculum development and teaching by Rev. Dr. Ken Jones and music provided by Dr. Michael Elsbernd.

Pastors reflected on their call to ministry, shared stories of the joys and the struggles of rural ministry, and enjoyed hospitality including dinner at the Hyperion Club hosted by President Kent and Carole Henning.