Discernment Academy

The Office of Black Ministries is working to establish churchwide and diocesan leadership opportunities through the Discernment Academy.
The academy is the product of collaborative efforts by:

  • The Office of Black Ministries
  • Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary
  • Episcopal Bishops of African Descent
  • The Union of Black Episcopalians

The Discernment Academy focuses on encouraging and supporting persons of the Black/African Diaspora in discerning leadership roles within The Episcopal Church as a whole. Four areas of particular interest include:

  1. Episcopacy Track
    - Diocesan/ Suffragan / Assisting Bishop
  2. Diocesan Track
    - Canon to the Ordinary / Transition / Formation / Congregational Development
    - Cathedral Dean
    - CFO / Administrator
  3. Academic Track
    - Dean
    - Campus Chaplain
    - Professor
  4. The Episcopal Church (TEC)
    - Board / Agency Member
    - General Convention Participant / Deputy
    - Diocesan Leadership

CONTACT: The Rev. Ronald C. Byrd, Sr.
Missioner for Black Ministries