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We are pleased to announce our new Director, Suzanne Schilling, who will be undertaking leadership of Davidson Centre for the Professions on January 1, 2024! The Rev. George Jacobs, Co-Founder, will step into the Director Emeritus role. Both George and Gordon Jacobs, co-founders, will remain on the Board of Directors.
Suzanne is a certified professional life and leadership coach and began her association with DCP in 2019. As the proprietor of Suzanne Schilling Coaching LLC, she has been journeying with individuals and groups for over 25 years as they navigate their public relationships and personal lives. She is an active lay member and clergy spouse within the Western North Carolina Conference of the UMC, and she brings a unique perspective to fostering health and wellness for clergy and congregational leaders.
Grants for Participating PCUSA Pastors
The Board of Pensions of the PCUSA has established the “Clergy Wellness Program”. The BOP has listed Davidson Centre for the Professions as one of seven approved programs that address vocational, spiritual, mental, and physical wellness for clergy.
The grant will cover full tuition for the Clergy Program, travel, and lodging. A pastor “must not have an effective salary that does not exceed $80,000 (excluding manse value).”
You can check their website at Clergy Wellness Support, www.pensions.org.