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The Ministry Leadership Program is part of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s Generative Spirit initiative in collaboration with the Conference of Religious Leadership and Coalition with Young Adults. The program is made possible through a generous grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.




The Ministry Leadership Program serves young adult campus ministers and faith formation staff at sister-led, sister-founded schools and colleges throughout Northeast Ohio. Through this pilot, which includes a year of professional development, leadership building and spiritual formation, we hope to develop the next generation of lay leaders in ministry.

The program will begin in February 2019 and conclude in December 2019.

Learn more about this year’s participants and read their reflections on the program.

Campus ministers enrolled in the Ministry Leadership Program will be matched with a sister companion, who will serve as a mentor and adviser, and together they will partner to develop mission integration programming. Participants will receive a stipend, and their employers will receive a one-time grant to implement their plans at the end of the program.




Ministry Leadership Program Timeline

January 11, 2019:

Applications due for participants and sister companions


January 18, 2019:

Campus ministers, schools and sister companions are notified of status


Late February 2019:

Orientation and luncheon for participants and sister companions