by Peggy Hahn, LEAD Executive Director

We are excited to introduce an opportunity called the LEAD Studio. After several years of research and relationship building, LEAD has recognized that there is a gap between the training and skills leaders have and the training and skills leaders need to effectively engage their communities and make a difference in the changing world. LEAD is situated to address this gap and we are inviting you to participate in a time of innovation.

Our first LEAD Studio gathering is focused on how we can support and equip younger leaders. We are especially interested in gathering leaders under age 40. Please help us connect to the young leaders in your life by sharing this newsletter or this link to the LEAD Studio.

The LEAD Studio event will take place from Sunday, April 23 – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 outside of Dallas, Texas. Please note the following:

  • We are gathering for a time of deep listening, creation, wondering, and connection.
  • We are inviting leaders who serve in various capacities across faith communities and other organizations committed to leadership development.
  • We are inviting intentionally diverse leaders, paying special attention to age, gender, race, ethnicity, class, and orientation.

The cost includes housing, meals, and programming for three days and two nights: $200 for leaders in their first 10 years of ministry/leadership and those serving in communities experiencing poverty; $300 for everyone else. Travel is NOT included in this cost.

We hope that this is not only of interest to you but that you can join us. Registration is open now. Visit the LEAD Studio to learn more about this event. For more information about LEAD, visit