Change Management in Congregations

Understanding how to navigate transition in an organization has never been more important. The world and the church’s place in it are changing at a head-spinning pace.

This 3-day co-ed seminar allows leaders and their teams—staff and lay people—to engage world-class learning together. Individuals are welcome, but team engagement creates the best chance of successfully incorporating the week’s learning. Participants will be asked to bring a change issue from their current context to work on throughout the seminar.


  • Introduction to organizational culture
  • Overview of key change management theory/frameworks and strategies
  • Review of key actions for leading change
  • Exercises to practice application
  • Change management simulation via Harvard Business School and discussion of results
  • Group breakout sessions to analyze change management scenarios participants and their organizations are currently facing
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$1499 for Early Bird Reservations! $1999 after December 1, 2023. This includes:

  • Curriculum on par with any business or nonprofit management program
  • Micro-certificate in Change Management
  • Mentoring from an accomplished senior pastor
  • Harvard Business School change management simulation
  • Opening reception and dinner on the first night and lunch each day


Learn from sought-after scholars of leadership formation and organizational management while learning alongside fellow faith clergy who understand your unique context.


“The content on Leading Change in an Organization was deeply valuable and informative. I plan to do an  in-service on the topic with my staff based on what we learned. The content was very thorough. I loved the stakeholder analysis and communication plan — very practical for our settings — as well as how we should see resistance as feedback.”

Senior Pastor at South Church | Andover, MA


FACULTY: Marina Field, PhD

Dr. Field understands that the path to navigating the workplace is not always clear. That’s why she’s passionate about providing people with the tools and resources they need to enhance their skills and navigate career opportunities (or obstacles).

She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Marina has also held a series of corporate management and consulting positions in companies such as PwC, Pfizer, and the Port Authority of NY and NJ. Along with coaching and consulting she holds lecturer positions at Columbia and Northwestern Universities.


Rev. Driesell began ordained ministry in 1999 as the organizing pastor of a PCUSA church plant near Athens, Georgia, and served the Oconee Presbyterian Church until 2010, when she was called as the fourth Senior Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

She has served on numerous councils and commissions, including moderating the Tri-Presbytery New Church Development Commission, Princeton Institute for Youth Ministry’s formative Advisory Council, Columbia Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, and Montreat Conference Center Board of Trustees. 

She is a graduate of James Madison University, Hollins University, and Princeton Theological Seminary.

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