More than 270 ATS presidents serve evangelical and mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox seminaries across North America. ATS supports them throughout their tenure as chief executives.
The Seminar for New Presidents, for those typically within their first three years of presidency, examines the following each year: transitions into the presidency, the role and vocation of the president, finance, governance, leadership, and the relationship of the president to other constituencies in theological education. Held in December, it serves as a preconference to the Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference that immediately follows.
The Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference gives attention to the leadership role, institutional finance, development, personnel, governance, legal issues, endowment management, conflict, and student recruitment and retention. Through rigorous learning sessions with experts in their fields coupled with sustained peer interaction, the Intensive offers seminary presidents a genuine break from on-campus responsibilities to reflect on their work.
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Saren Williams joined the ATS staff in 2022 as program assistant for leadership development. She supports the ongoing and expanding work of the learning opportunities and resources ATS provides to those who serve at ATS member schools.
Williams most recently worked at Hickory Run Campground in Denver, Pennsylvania, and as a family counselor at Sky Ranch Horn Creek in Westcliffe, Colorado, organizing weekly events, family activities, and Bible studies. She received a bachelor of arts degree in biblical and religious studies with a minor in classical studies from Grove City College.
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