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The Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry (ALLLM) is a member-based network of theological educators, program directors, consultants, program designers and brokers, and advocates of continuing education for ministry. We specialize in providing non-degree educational opportunities for church leaders (clergy and lay). Our annual conferences, webinars, and newsletters provide an opportunity for us to network, learn from and support each other's ministries, and sharpen our sense of what the Church needs from its leaders. 

ALLLM is a Related Learning Organization with the Religious Education Association (REA). During 2020, we engaged in a collective research project to evaluate the state of Continuing Education for church leaders, and identify needs, hopes and dreams for leaders of lifelong learning programs. Continuing education is an more important factor in the standards of the Association of Theological Schools and even more so since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as much of theological education shifted online and looked to continuing education department to help with that pivot.


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Helen Blier, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning, Columbia Theological Seminary
Rev. Sarah Erickson, D.Ed. Min.
Coaching Cohorts

Former Director, Lifelong Learning, Columbia Theological Seminary
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Rev. Jessica Williams, Ph.D.
Vice President

Director of Ministry Education, Kairos Center
Veva Mumaw
Rev. Aaron K. Stauffer, Ph.D

Director of Online Learning,
Vanderbilt Divinity School
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Rev. Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, D.Min.
Website Manager

President and Principal Consultant, The School of Global Citizenry
Rev. Dr. Valerie Andrews

Rev. Tay Moss

Coordinator of the Innovative Ministry Centre at the Toronto United Church Council
Jennifer L. Sanborn

National Coordinator for Learning Initiatives,
American Baptist Home Mission Societies
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