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EP Sheryl Kinder-Pyle’s Sabbatical Highlights

A message from our Executive Presbyter, Sheryl Kinder-Pyle…….

I am so grateful that you blessed me with the opportunity to ReNEW my soul, ReCONNECT with family, and ReTOOL for my next season of service in the PIN!  I also was blessed to receive a Louisville Institute grant which along with the presbytery’s support will cover the expenses and has helped shape my study, Missional Mid-Council Leadership Project.

What Did I Want to Know?
I explored the question:  What kind of leadership at the judicatory is needed for missional transformation? My study analyzed what specific leadership capacities are essential for creating an environment that fosters a missional understanding and encourages an adaptive approach to the challenges we face.

How?
I gathered data through short surveys, video interviews, face to face interviews and ministry context observations in a variety of denominational settings in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Itinerary
May 22-24       Saint Gertrude’s Monastery, Cottonwood Idaho, Spiritual Direction
May 31-Jun 2  Interviews in Vancouver B.C. and Seattle, WA
Jun 8-10          Interviews in Cincinatti, OH.
Jun 14-16        Interviews in Newark, N.J.
Jun 17-19        Pyle Family Reunion–Philly
Jun 20-25        Kinder-Pyle family in London, England
Jun 26-Jul 1     Edinburgh, Scotland
Jul 2                 St. Andrews, Scotland
Jul 3                 Inverness, Scotland
Jul 4-5             Isle of Skye, Scotland
Jul 6-7            Oban, Scotland
Jul 8-13           Iona Community, Scotland
Jul 14               Glaskow, Scotland
Jul 15-19         Interviews in Birmingham, England
Jul 20-23         Interviews in Bristol, England
Jul 24               Stonehenge, England
Jul 25-28         London, England
Aug 23-28       Kinder Family Reunion—Kiawah
Sept 5              Back in PIN office!