Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

First Advisor

Alvin Luedke

Second Advisor

Daniel Anderson


Introduced Episcopal leaders from a rural diocese to missional understandings of leadership, and coached them to lead a process in their local contexts. The process included listening (to scripture, one another, and non-church neighbors), discerning, experimenting, reflecting, and sharing new possibilities. Leaders grew in their capability and readiness to lead in times of adaptive challenge. Participatory action research data included surveys, transcribed consultation groups, participant weekly journals, and memos. I viewed results through the frames of Adaptive Challenge, Missional Christian Leadership, Participation in the Divine Life of the Trinity, the Leadership of the Holy Spirit, Luke 10:1-12, and Romans 12:1-8.