Education for Ministry (EfM) Openings for 2021-2022

EfM (Education for Ministry), a four-year adult formation program developed by the School of Theology at the University of the South, is recruiting for the 2021 – 2022 year. EfM groups of six to 12 people meet weekly for two to two-and-a-half hours to discuss texts and theological reflections.
The curriculum is:

  • Year One Hebrew Scripture
  • Year Two Christian Scripture
  • Year Three Church History
  • Year Four Theology and Ethics

All four years tend to meet together. Seminar sessions are facilitated by trained Mentors and Co-Mentors. To learn more, contact the nearest EfM group.

The following group have openings for the 2021-2022 year:


Church of the Atonement

Helen Klaviter, Co-Mentor,

The Very Rev, Joy Rogers, Co-Mentor

Group meets Sundays 2:30 – 4:30 pm



Grace Episcopal Church

Lynn Giles, Mentor, 815-757-2011

Group meets Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm


Glen Ellyn

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

David Dornblaser, Mentor, 630-215-7999


La Grange

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Dorren Gertsen-Briand, Mentor, 630-215-5905



St. Lawrence Episcopal Church

Betsy Swank, Mentor


New Lenox

Grace New Lenox Episcopal Church

Karen Ziech, Co-Mentor

Group is meeting virtually and open to all participants


Oak Park   

Grace Episcopal Church

924 Lake Street, 60301

Cherryl Holt, Mentor, 708-912-0571

Group Meets Mondays, 7- 9 pm


St. Charles   

St. Charles Episcopal Church

Katie Thomson, Mentor,  630-726-2133

Group meets Mondays 6:15 – 9 pm



St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

Sam Love, Mentor, 773-398-3285

Debbie Buesing, Co-mentor, 847-650-4269

Group meets Mondays, 7-9 pm