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Staff and Instructors

STAFF

The Rev. Vicki Hesse

Director of the Whitaker Institute

Vicki fuels that love of lifelong learning through the programs, events and resources of the Whitaker Institute, including Exploring Your Spiritual Journey (EYSJ), Lay ministry development, Safeguarding training, Development of Whitaker courses, Academy for Vocational Leadership.
(313) 833-4412 vhesse@edomi.org

Kim Pratt - Whitaker Institute

Kim Pratt

Program Assistant of the Whitaker Institute

Kim handles the coordination, communication and ongoing logistical and administrative aspects of the programs and events of the Whitaker Institute while collaborating with Diocesan staff.
(313) 833-4423 kpratt@edomi.org

INSTRUCTORS

ACADEMY FOR VOCATIONAL LEADERSHIP INSTRUCTORS

The Rev. Dr. Valerie Fargo
Dean and Bible Instructor, Diocese of Eastern Michigan

The Rev. W. Richard “Dick” Hamlin
Christian History Instructor

The Rev. Vicki K. Hesse
Spirituality and Practicum Instructor

The Rev. Canon Jonathan Sams
Theology and Ethics Instructor

The Rev. Susan Willams
Preaching Instructor

SAFE CHURCH INSTRUCTORS

Sherry Bass
Kate Bell
Katherine Blakley
Suzanne DiPiazza
The Rev. Chris Fentress-Gannon
Rev Graham
Kathleen Groschner
Tamika Hamilton
The Rev. Mark Hastings
Daniel Heini
Carol Latimer
The Rev. Karen Lewis

The Rev. Carol Mader
Kevin McLogan
The Rev. Deacon Annette Mileski
The Rev. Diane Morgan
The Rev. Frederick Nestrock
The Rev. Maryjane Peck
Matthew Penniman
The Rev. Deacon Tim Spannaus
Eric Travis
John Wakevainen

WORSHIP LEADER INSTRUCTORS

The Rev. W. Richard “Dick” Hamlin – Lansing
The Rev. Andrea Morrow – St. Stephen’s, Wyandotte

EUCHARISTIC MINISTER INSTRUCTOR

The Rev. Lynda Carter – Grace, Southgate

EXPLORING YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY FACILITATORS
2019-2020:
  • The Rev. Anthony Estes – Spirit of Hope, Detroit
  • Felicity Thompson – St. Andrew’s, Ann Arbor
2020-2021:
  • The Rev. Sr. Veronica Dunbar – Cathedral Church of St. Paul
  • Dr. Richard Gibson – Christ Church, Grosse Pointe