By registration; In this conversation, two experienced directors—Nancy Lynne Westfield and Israel Galindo—reflect on their experiences directing lifelong learning programs in two contexts: one for ministry practitioners and one for theological school faculty. They will discuss leading and providing effective programs for participants in lifelong learning and will share their thoughts and speculation on emerging and future issues in the fields of professional development and lifelong learning.
Israel Galindo has served as associate dean for lifelong learning at Columbia Theological Seminary since 2013. He is a religious educator and vocational mutt, having been a school administrator, parish minister, hospice chaplain, theological school professor, and dean. Formerly, Galindo served as dean of Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of more than 30 books on education and leadership. He earned an EdD from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Nancy Lynne Westfield is director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology. Before becoming the director in 2019, she had been professor of religious education at Drew University Theological School since 1999. An ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, Westfield is a sought-after teacher, facilitator of workshops and retreats, keynote speaker at conferences, and consultant for seminaries, nonprofits, and local churches. Her first book was a children’s book titled All Quite Beautiful: Living in a Multicultural Society. Her second book was a publishing of her doctoral dissertation titled Dear Sisters: A Womanist Practice of Hospitality. Her books written in collaboration include Being Black/Teaching Black: Politics and Pedagogy in Religious Studies and Black Church Studies: An Introduction. Known for her insightful, creative and experiential teaching methods, Westfield earned her MA in Christian Education from Scarritt Graduate School, an MTS from Drew University Theological School, and a PhD from Union Institute.
Date & Time
Wed, Sep 27, 2023 , 1:00 p.m. ET —
Wed, Sep 27, 2023 , 2:00 p.m. ET