Hartford’s Servant Leadership School Starts New Year with New Curriculum

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HARTFORD, Conn. – The New Year brings a new schedule of programs from the Servant Leadership School at the Franciscan Center at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish here. 

Not only will the school’s programs get underway in Hartford, they will also be launched at Saint Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Md. In January, Saint Camillus will begin circles, or themes from the Beginnings program, according to Melina Rudman, who runs the school. 

Programs Begin Jan. 11 in Hartford

In Hartford, the Beginnings program starts on Jan. 11, facilitated by the parish’s Bob Lawson Jr. Circles will focus on self-awareness, the enneagram, intuition and vision, the paradox of power, transparency, follower-ship, community, mentoring, The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse, The Servant as Leader by Robert Greenleaf, and integration.

In addition, Lectio Divina, facilitated by Rudman (mornings) and John Lemega (evenings), continues to meet biweekly on Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 9, with Taize services held in Our Lady of Angels Chapel.
The third year of scripture study begins in early February with a shared study of the Gospel of Luke. This circle, facilitated by Linda Poland and Stacey Mawson, will meet biweekly to study Jesus as servant leader through the stories of Luke’s Gospel.

Programs Begin Jan. 19 in Silver Spring

On Jan. 19, Elaine Wiatr and Peter Rogers, stewards of the Servant Leadership School, will travel to Saint Camillus to facilitate the first of 18 circles, according to Rudman. They will mentor a group of 14 from January to May.

Joan Conway, a spiritual director and member of Saint Camillus, has been instrumental in bringing Beginnings to the church, according to Rudman. “Joan, Peter and Elaine will work closely to ensure a prayerful and powerful formation experience in servant leadership for all,” she said.
For more information on the Servant Leadership School, call Rudman at 860-202-8203, or e-mail melinarudman@cox.net.