Cohort Schedule & Instructors

Meeting 5x per year over lunch on a Friday. One of the 5 Focus Areas will be covered at each cohort session.

Launching virtually and transitioning to in-person cohort sessions at a later date to be determined


Orientation

Get connected. Meet our leaders. Ask any questions.

Wednesday, May 5

1pm, Meeting Virtually


Ecosystem Development

Innovative Ways to Leverage Partners to Expand Your Ministry Reach and Build Economic Strength in Your Community

Friday, May 14

11am-1:30pm, Meeting Virtually

Mark O'Halloran

Director of Economic Development

Together Chicago

Bio

Joi Freeman

Founder & CEO

Remnant Strategy

Bio

Congregational Enrichment

Anchoring Support Through the People of Your Church Back into the Community

Friday, July 9

11am-1:30pm at Venue TBA

Lunch provided

Pastor Michael Allen

Co-Founder

Together Chicago

Bio

Bishop Ed Peecher

Chief Operations Officer

Together Chicago

Bio

Damien Howard

Director of Education Initiatives

Together Chicago

Bio

Racial Justice Reform

City-wide Healing Strategies Leading Toward Restoration & Overcoming Racial Injustice

Friday, September 10

11am-1:30pm at Venue TBA

Lunch provided

Dr. Michael Emerson

Sociology Department Head, Professor

University of Illinois Chicago

Bio

Dr. George Yancey

Professor of Sociology

Baylor University

Bio

Resource Development

Proven Approaches for Fueling & Funding Your Ministry Vision

Friday, November 12

11am-1:30pm at Venue TBA

Lunch provided

Donita Travis

Founder & Executive Director

By the Hand Club for Kids

Bio

Jonathan Banks

Chief Operating Officer

Urban Outreach Foundation

Bio

Policy Formation

Community Revitalization Through Advocacy & Legislation Engagement

Friday, January 14, 2022

11am-1:30pm at Venue TBA

Lunch provided

Attorney Todd Belcore

Executive Director

Social Change

Bio

Attorney Rev. Dr. Janette C. Wilson

Senior Advisor

Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Bio

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