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Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL)

Local Formation: CALL Online Courses

The Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership’s (CALL) is a program of the California Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), an Episcopal seminary located in Berkeley, CA. The Diocese of Michigan has partnered with CALL to offer these courses for anyone interested in theological education, as well as a pathway for formation for those in the ordination process.

CALL offers fully asynchronous online courses throughout the academic year which are designed so that you can participate at your own pace each week, at a time that works for your schedule. Students from across The Episcopal Church and beyond join experienced online instructors in creating a classroom environment of respect and mutual learning. Continuing Education Units are offered at the rate of 2 CEUs per course, and are not part of a degree-granting program.

Classes are open to anyone, lay or ordained. Each course is 7 weeks.  Participants should plan on 3-5 hours of work per week, including reading, video lessons and online participation in discussions and assignments. As a partner diocese, anyone from the Diocese of Michigan enrolled in CALL courses receives the discounted rate of $215 per course. You must first register with Whitaker Institute in order to receive the discount when registering with CALL.

The class offerings for the 2022-2023 year can be found in the chart below. Registration  opens for each term about six weeks prior to the start date of the class. For those in the ordination process, please reach out to the Rev. Susie Shaefer, to discuss course selection.

2022-23 Course offering chart

Winter courses run from January 23-March 13, 2023
Registration for Winter classes opens on November 22 – click here for course descriptions

  • The Pentateuch with Rev. Kamilah Sharp
  • New Testament Introduction with Rev. Laurent Lokitakatshi-Odjango 
  • Church History: Wisdom for Mission with Dr. Bradley Peterson
  • Get to the Good News with Rev. Cathie Caimano
  • Images of Diakonia with Rev. Phina Borgeson
  • Liturgical Leadership with Dr. Melissa Hartley
  • Praying the Old Testament with Dr. Donn Morgan
  • Pastoral Care with Marginalized Communities with Rev. Sarah Price

Spring courses run from April 10 – May 29 2023
Registration for Spring classes will open in March 2023 – click here for course descriptions

  • The Prophets with Rev. Kamilah Sharp
  • What We Believe: Theology in the Anglican Tradition with Dr. John Kater
  • Changing Church: Missional Practices and/for Beloved Community with Rev. Kyle Oliver
  • The Anglican Bible: Scriptural Conversation & Formation with Dr. Donn Morgan
  • The Diaconal Hermeneutic with Dr. Rod Dugliss
  • Church History: Reformation To Episcopal Church with Dr. Bradley Peterson
  • The Sensual Gospel of John: Experiencing the Fourth Gospel through the Five Senses with Rev. Dan London
  • Practical Preaching in the Digital Age with the Rev. Cathie Caimano

Click here for a printable version of this Course Offering Chart – Updated 11-29-22