Synod of Lincoln Trails, PC(USA)
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Transitional Executive Education


The Synods of Mid-America and Lincoln Trails (MALT) have joined together to provide transitional executive education.  Our next scheduled event will be Friday, October 28 - Monday, October 31, 2016 at the Mercy Center near St. Louis, Missouri. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - CHECK BACK FOR RESCHEDULED DATES.


Registration for Transitional Executive Education is limited to twelve persons who meet one of the four following criteria:
  • currently serving as an interim/transitional mid-council leader
  • scheduled to begin service as an interim/transitional mid-council leader
  • serving or who have served as a mid-council leader
  • recommended by their presbytery as having particular gifts for interim/transitional mid-council leadership.
Ordinarily, those enrolled in transitional executive education have completed at least 30 hours of the basic transitional ministry education.
PLEASE NOTE: In order for your registration to be complete, a letter of recommendation from a mid-council leader who is familiar with your work must be submitted to the Synod of Lincoln Trails, attention Judy Lucas ... or fax to 317-927-5985.
If you have questions or concerns about registration eligibility, please contact team leader Susan McGhee, using the contact information below.


During the 20 hours of class time, learning will focus on:
  • Identifying and working with multiple layers of organizational system complexity;
  • Identifying and working with multiple cultures within an organizational system;
  • Identifying and working with mid-council infrastructure
  • Applying the principles and processes of transitional ministry to mid-council leadership.


The event begins at 3 p.m. on Friday and ends before lunch on Monday. Commuters are welcome with the understanding that they will participate fully in all sessions (because of the limited enrollment, however, we are unable to provide a cost deduction).


The cost of the training has yet to be determined - please check back often as brochure and registration information are being compiled and will be available soon. Participants will be accepted in the order in which complete registrations (including any needed recommendations) are received.

Fees cover:
  • Faculty costs
  • Meeting space
  • All materials provided for the education
  • 3 nights lodging
  • 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches  


  • Prior to registration deadline: 100% refund of fees
  • Up to two weeks following registration deadline: 50% refund of fees.
  • After two weeks following registration deadline: NO refund of fees.
QUESTIONS/INFORMATION? - Contact one of the leadership team below...
Susan McGhee, Teaching Elder    Sara Dingman, Teaching Elder          Landon Whitsitt, Teaching Elder
Executive Presbyter                                Transitional Synod Executive                        Synod Executive
Presbytery of Ohio Valley                        Synod of Lincoln Trails                                  Synod of Mid-America

Email Susan                                             Email Sara                                                     Email Landon
812-345-5226                                         317-923-3681                                               913-608-7662

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