Shalimar Holderly D’04, Lisa Schubert D’05, and Daniel Walker D’00 have been selected for the two-year Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program.
Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., the competitive two-year program is open to Indiana pastors with graduate seminary degrees and between five and 10 years of experience.
Pastors involved in the program gather on the Wabash College campus 10 times during a two-year period to meet with civic, government, business, and religious leaders to discuss issues that affect local Indiana communities.
Topics include public education, economic initiatives, government responses to property tax, the impact of immigration on local communities, and the impact of advances in medical research on health care.
The pastors will also participate in two study tours. The first will be in North America, and the second will be abroad and will focus on transnational issues.
Holderly is the pastor at Nine Mile United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne and both Schubert and Walker serve churches in Indianapolis. Schubert is the associate pastor of discipleship and formation at the North United Methodist Church; Walker is the associate minister at Meridian Street United Methodist Church.