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Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL)


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 register with Whitaker Institute in order to receive the discount when registering with CALL for the first time.

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.

CALL at CDSP: Class offerings for 2023-24

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Fall 2023 (September 11-October 30)Registration opens on July 20
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  • Orientation to the Old Testament with Dr. Donn Morgan
  • Anglican Identity with Rev. Daniel London
  • The Diaconate with Dr. Rod Dugliss
  • Systematic Theology with Dr. Stephan Quarles
  • Navigating Conflict: Speaking the Truth in Love with Rev. Alex Leach
  • Facing Choices: Ethics in the Anglican Tradition with Rev. Austin Leininger
  • The New Testament Parables with Rev. Laurent Okitakatshi-Odjango
  • Constitution, Canons & Polity with Rev. Thomas Ferguson
  • Introduction to the Book of Common Prayer with Rev. Melissa Hartley

Winter 2024 (January 22-March 11)
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  • Pastoral Care with Marginalized Communities with Rev. Sarah Price
  • The Pentateuch with Rev. Kamilah Sharp
  • Introduction to the New Testament with Rev. Laurent Okitakatshi-Odjango
  • Church History: Wisdom for Mission with Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook
  • Images of Diakonia with Rev. Phina Borgeson
  • Liturgical Leadership with Rev. Melissa Hartley
  • God & Climate Change: A Biblical Perspective with Dr. Donn Morgan
  • Celtic Spirituality and English Mysticismwith Rev. Daniel London
  • Theology of the Cross with Dr. Stephan Quarles

Spring 2024 (April 8-May 27)
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  • 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
  • Preaching the Prophets with Dr. Donn Morgan
  • The Diaconal Hermeneutic with Dr. Rod Dugliss
  • Attitudes of Care: Ecotheology in Practicewith Rev. Phina Borgeon
  • Sacramental Theology with Rev. Melissa Hartley
  • Church History: Reformation Roots to Episcopal Church with Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook
  • Practical Preaching in the Digital Age with Rev. Cathie Caimano