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.


Joshua Lunde-Whitler, PhD

Rivier University,
Nashua, New Hampshire
Rev. Dr. Richard Rouse
Vice President

Consultant, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Rev. Erica Knisely

Director of Educational Design, Education Beyond the Walls, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Rev. Sarah Erickson, D.Ed. Min.
President Emeritus

Director, Lifelong Learning, Columbia Theological Seminary
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Rev. Jessica Williams

Director of Alumni Engagement and Lifelong Learning, Central Seminary
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Rev. Dr. Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, Web Editor

President and Principal Consultant, The School of Global Citizenry
Veva Mumaw

Director of Placement, Eastern Mennonite University
Rev. Stephen Fetter

Coordinator of Continuing Education, The United Church of Canada