Learning is Phiwa’s most natural posture in and mode of navigating the world. Education is an essential part of their being, which stretches and challenges them into new ways of interacting with others. Here’s a list of their formal educational endeavors:

  • Auburn Seminary Coach Training (2017), International Coach Federation Certification (Pending). Auburn Seminary, New York, New York
  • Master of Sacred Theology (2015), LGBT Concentration. Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois
  • Master of Divinity (2011). Eden Theological Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Master of Science in Administration (2008), International Administration Concentration. Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science (2004), Psychology Major & Computer Science Minor. Alma College, Alma, Michigan
  • Associates in Business (2001), Computer Networking & Communications. Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan

Here is a list of a few of Phiwa’s professional activities:

  • Fellow, Beatitudes Society, 2015-present
  • Member, Missouri Mid-South UCC Conference) Council, 2015-2016
  • Member, Missouri Mid-South UCC Conference) Communications Covenanted Ministry, 2015-2016
  • Member, 2030 UCC Clergy Network, 2011-present (National Planning Team 2014-2016)
  • Presenter, Gateway ONA Convocation, 2016
  • Contextual Education Supervisor, Eden Theological Seminary, 2014-2016
  • Clergy Member of Student Orals Evaluations, Eden Theological Seminary, 2014, 2015
  • Member, Missouri Mid-South UCC Conference Vision Team, 2014-2015
  • Presider, Central States Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, 2015 Regional Meeting: Gender Section
  • Participant, Emerging Leaders Institute 2014
  • Presenter, Central States Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, 2014 Regional Meeting: Gender Section
  • Member, Interim Ministry Network 2011-2013
  • Member, Women of the Cloth Ministries Advisory Board 2011-present
  • Member, St. Louis Association (Missouri Mid-South UCC Conference) Council 2012-2013
  • Member, St. Louis Collegium of Intentional Interim Ministers 2011-2013
  • Adult Participant, National Youth Event of the UCC 2008, 2012
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 2011