Module Curriculum & Devotionals
Curriculum and Devotions developed by
Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes, Rev. Dr. Ken Jones and Dr. Trisha Wheelock


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Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce

August 2021

Module: Rediscovering Your Call through Storytelling

Resource Recommendation:  In My Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith and the Stories We Inherit by Yolanda Pierce

Module Devotion

Blog Post


Dr. Tod Bolsinger

September 2021

Module: Seminary Didn't Prepare Me for This: Leadership and Adaptation

Rescource Recommendation:  Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger

Module Devotion


Rev. Dr. Leah Schade

October 2021


Dr. Angela Gorrell

November 2021

Module: The Importance of Joy

Resources Recommendation: The Gravity of Joy by Angela Gorrell

Module Devotion 

Blog Post 

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Reverends Sheryl Kester Beyer, Chris Kester Beyer and Nancy Nyland

December 2021

Module: Satisfaction and Sustainability

Module Devotion

Blog Post: Chris Kester Beyer

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Kent Schornack,
Director of Leadership & Counseling
Grand View University

January 2022

Module: Wellness

Resource Recommendation: Rising Strong by Brene' Brown

Module Devotion


Rev. Dr. Russell Lackey

February 2022

Module: Virtuous Cycles, Strategy, and Mission

Resource Recommendation: "Creating Virtuous Cycles" by Dave L. Odom and "How to Turn a Viscous Cycle in Ministry into a Virtuous One" by Russell L. Lackey

Module Devotion

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Reverends Nicole & Grant Woodley

March 2022

Module: Think Like a Farmer: Traditioned Innovation

Resource Recommendation: Bet the Farm by Beth Hoffman

Module Devotion

Blog Post

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Rev. Sarah Ciavarri M.Div. PCC, CDWF-C, CDTLF

April 2022

Module: Beyond the Jordan

Resource Recommendation: Finding Our Way to the Truth: Seven Lies Leaders Believe and How to Let Go of Them  by Sarah Ciavarri

Module Devotion