2015 HELM Leadership Fellows Class Selected

HELM proudly presents this year's incoming Leadership Fellows Class:

2015 LFP

Emily Benson | Kinston, NC | East Carolina University
Emily Mills | North Charleroi, PA | Chatham University
Alexander Smith | Brentwood, TN | Texas Christian University
Fiyori Kidane | Fishers, IN | Texas Christian University
Stephanie Caress | Carmel, IN | Chapman University
Josh Mata | Cedar Park, TX | University of Texas - Austin
Rachel Sames | Winchester, KY | Earlham College

These students were selected from a vast number of highly qualified applicants based on their academic and leadership records, their involvement in local congregations, and other factors indicating leadership potential.

The Leadership Fellows Program is open to students to attending their first year of college in the Fall, are members of a local Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation, and can demonstrate leadership and academic competency. Visit our Leadership Fellows Program Page for further information, including qualifications, program details, and information to apply for next year's class.

HELM Dinner & Discussion at General Assembly 2015

Join Higher Education & Leadership Ministries at the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for a discussion on The Status of Women in Higher Education and Leadership. Panelists include Kris Culp, Dean of the Disciples Divinity House at the University of Chicago; Charisse L. Gillett, President of Lexington Theological Seminary; Kelly Thompson, President of Culver-Stockton Stockton; and Lori E. Varlotta, President of Hiram College.

The Dinner and Discussion will be held on Monday July 20th, 2015 from 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm at the Hyatt Regency Columbus - Union A & B. Tickets are only $18 and may be purchased from http://ga.disciples.org/meals-and-events/.

Email us at helm@helmdisciples.org for more details.


2015 Ann E. Dickerson Scholarship

The Ann E. Dickerson Scholarships are for female members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) working toward the Ph.D. degree in religion studies.  Each Dickerson Scholarship recipient will receive a grant for her ongoing education.  Recipients may apply annually to receive the grant.  The Dickerson Scholarship, which remembers former HELM Board member Ann E. Dickerson, is supported by a special Higher Education and Leadership Ministries fund.  Application deadline is April 16, 2015.

Dickerson 2015


2015 William Gilbert and Florence Leonard Jones Scholar

The Jones Scholar will be a Ph.D. student at a theological institution related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who is also ordained in or preparing for ordination in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and who exemplifies learned ministry.  He or she will receive a minimum cash award of $1,500.  Application deadline is April 16, 2015.

Jones 2015


Leadership Fellows Application is now available

Postmark deadline extended to April 16, 2015

HELM is now taking applications to join the 15th class of HELM Leadership Fellows in fall 2015.  The Leadership Fellows program is a unique opportunity for Disciples students to be in closer relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), to network with each other, to encounter innovative and inspiring leaders, to prepare themselves for leadership in a rapidly and radically changing religious environment and to add additional value to their undergraduate educations.

Graduating high school seniors or entering first year college students who plan on attending an accredited College or University are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE:  While this reflects a change from previous practice of accepting current first year college students, this year, the program will accept applications from students who have completed their first year of College or University work.

The postmark deadline has been extended to April 16, 2015. Download Leadership Fellows Application Packet

This is a unique opportunity for Disciples students to be in closer relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), to network with each other, to encounter innovative and inspiring leaders, to prepare themselves for leadership in a rapidly and radically changing religious environment and to add additional value to their undergraduate educations.  If you have any questions, please contact Hollie Woodruff, Director of Undergraduate Student Programs at revhollie@gmail.com.


2015 Seminarians Conference

Disciples Seminarians Conference, March 12-15, 2015, Scarritt Bennett Center, 1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN  37212.  Please note that you must have completed one year of study toward an M.Div. degree in order to attend the conference.  Registration includes all meals (except Friday dinner), lodging at Scarritt-Bennett, and ground transportation in Nashville.









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