Leadership - Pastoral Leadership for Public Life Fellowship (PLPL)

Melissa Wiginton, Vice President of Education Beyond the Walls

Currently serving as Vice President of Education Beyond the Walls at Austin Seminary, Melissa Wiginton teaches in and provides executive leadership to PLPL. Wiginton has a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, Emory University.


Erica Knisely, Director of Programs, Education Beyond the Walls

As Director of Programs for Education Beyond the Walls, Erica Knisely serves as chaplain to PLPL Fellows and leads the Fellowship with Melissa. She holds a Master of Divinity from Austin Seminary and a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the LBJ School at UT Austin. She is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)