Pastoral Ministry Series - Part I: Elsie Anne McKee

January 27, 2020

Wide Image Pastoral Ministry


This annual three-part series is designed for those serving in congregational ministry. Through three consecutive Mondays, clergy will spend time in community exploring the art of pastoral ministry. Topics in 2020 will touch on World Christianity, ethical leadership, and the bilingual hymnal. Come to one, two, or the full series.

I. World Christianity

Elsie Anne McKee
Elsie Anne McKee

Monday, January 27, 2020

Women have always been active in Christian service, though most of their names have been lost. When we have the opportunity to get “the whole story,” especially from a context very different from our own, it opens new ways to appreciate the communion of saints. Monique Misenga Mukuna, affectionately known as “Maman Monique,” is a remarkable laywoman of the Presbyterian Church of Kinshasa, in her home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Elder and activist, teacher and advocate, constantly engaged all her adult life in working to live out Matthew 25, Maman Monique has especially dedicated herself to women and girls, seeking to educate and empower. She is strong and feisty, compassionate, and down to earth. Come be welcomed into an inspiring, on-going story of a sister in the World Christian community.

Leader: Elsie Anne McKee, PhD '82, is the Archibald Alexander Professor of Reformation Studies and the History of Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also earned the Diploma in Theology from Cambridge University in England. The history and theology of the Reformation are the focus of her research, along with a strong interest in cross-cultural issues developed by experience in central Africa. Themes include the history of Biblical exegesis and spirituality and women in the church.

Other Sessions in the Series



8:30 – Coffee and registration

9:00 – 9:15 - Introduction and welcome

9:15 -10:30 – Session 1 (class time)

10:30 -11:00 – Coffee and snack break

11:00 -12:15 – Session 2 – (class time)


12:15 -1:15 – Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 – Session 3 – (class time)

Cost & Registration

Daily rate: $65
Full series: $175

Includes full program, lunch, and coffee breaks with snacks.

Offered with support from The James G. Emerson Fund.

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