Carol Pinkham Oak
was called to St. John's
by the exciting opportunity to serve the educational mission of this historic parish founded in 1822.
Being at St. John's
, with a future oriented congregation, a lively community and a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual formation has been an exciting venture.
has served urban, suburban and small town parishes over the course of 23 years of ordained ministry.
For 6 years she served as Associate Rector at Christ Church, Alexandria VA, where among other things she developed and oversaw The Foundations for Spiritual Leadership Program, a mentoring and leadership formation program for new clergy funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Currently she is an advisor for Alban's Congregational Resource Guide, chair of the Ministry Residents Program Board, and serves as a mentor for the Second Three Years Program of Virginia Theological Seminary.
Mentoring the next generation of clergy leaders and developing lay leadership for the church continues to be Carol's guiding passion. . She holds a B.A. in environmental studies from the University of Colorado, an M.Div. from Berkeley Divinity School, and a D.Min. in Congregational and Leadership Development from Seabury-Western.
believes that learning, teaching and leading in the Christian life requires the engagement of heart, mind, and spirit.
says about CEEP
: Carol believes that learning, teaching and leading in the Christian life requires the engagement of heart, mind, and spirit.