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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.




CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the 2020-21 class

Please note: You will be prompted to create a login to access the application.

The Ministry Leadership Program is a unique year-long opportunity for emerging leaders (ages 22-35) at sister-led or sister-founded schools and colleges throughout Northeast Ohio. Through monthly workshops, participants will focus on leadership, spirituality and learning through intergenerational relationships.

The program will begin in fall 2020 and conclude in spring 2021.

Learn more about the 2018-19 cohort and read their reflections on the program.

Participants 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 at the participants school. Participants will receive a small stipend, and their employers will receive a one-time grant to implement their plans at the end of the program.


Contact Rachel Drotar, Program Coordinator for the Generative Spirit initiative, at



Ministry Leadership Program Timeline

July 17, 2020

Applications due for participants and sister companions

August 6, 2020

Orientation and luncheon for participants and sister companions