As a group of women in high profile ministerial positions their focus is on building a rich, trusting community in order to develop spiritual practices, strategies for self-care, and increase supervisory/managerial competencies.
The Circle of Shalom Cohort is made up of five Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) supervisors from different denominations in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. They will explore these issues from feminist perspectives. They will meet in person on a quarterly basis either in Austin or in Dallas, and gather monthly either on-line or via conference call. They plan two longer retreats, one in New Mexico and one in Tuscany. They will share what they've learned by writing an article for publication in the Journal of Pastoral Care and hope to conduct a workshop about their cohort experience at the ACPE Annual conference.