Rev. Yvonne Gilmore is the interim administrative secretary for the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Rev. Gilmore has served as associate dean of the Disciples Divinity House of the University of Chicago Divinity School and a co-teacher at the school. She is also a core trainer for Reconciliation Ministry and project director for the Constructive Theologies project, a group of young adult theological thought leaders within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Gilmore has also been a church planter, staff chaplain, and interim pastor. She holds a BA in International Relations from The American University, and an MDiv from the University of Chicago Divinity School. She was ordained at Michigan Park Christian Church in Washington, DC.

Information for this article was reported on the National Convocation website.

This year the Division of Homeland Missions must receive from our Region an accurate list of the standing for all clergy by January 8.

Ms. Jessica Lopez and Rev. Mark Harmon have been working overtime to accommodate those whose standing renewal applications were submitted late (or not yet).

We are grateful for their initiative and assistance.

We also thank clergy who, every year, complete their standing renewal applications prior to October 15th, updating their online profiles and keeping up with the only two required continuing education workshops.
Book a Month Online Review and Discussion!

Check the list shared by Rev. Dr. Robert Hill and posted on our GKC Disciples Facebook page.

To sign up to gather with others about a book of your choice click HERE
Our Regional Anti-Racism Workshop Facilitators are working with Rev. Yvonne Gilmore in our first congregational Reconciliation Ministry Anti-Racism workshop this month with St. Andrew Christian Church.
(Fifty staff and congregation members have registered for the 2-hour January 9th and 4 hour January 23rd workshops!)

We are also planning continuing education opportunities that dive deeper into our local context including a History of Racism and Anti-Racism in the KC Metro and Introduction to Faith Rooted Community Organizing in the KC Metro. These are intended for clergy and lay leaders that have already participated in the introductory Reconciliation Ministry Anti-Racism workshop. These workshops will meet the requirements for clergy standing. Until the pandemic has subsided, these opportunities will consist of online group workshops and recorded resources for individual driving or riding tours. When scheduled, these will be on our page


Rev. Dr. George Flanagan will teach one of the courses (Christian Ethics) for the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry program at Phillips Theological Seminary this spring.

Online courses begin February 15. Those four online ministry training classes are: Overview of the Bible, Christian Ethics, Introduction to the New Testament, and Disciples History and Polity.

Phillips Opens Nine Spring Courses for Audit
Phillips Theological Seminary has nine courses available for auditing in the 2021 spring semester (some of the courses require prerequisites). All courses will be offered online this semester. You can find course descriptions, meeting dates and more information onlineCLICK FOR AUDIT COURSES

  • AH 880.13 The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: Lessons and Legacies, Karlos Hill, Intensive, via Zoom (limited spots available) 
  • HB 500 Introduction to Hebrew Bible, Lisa Davison
  • HB 600.02 Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible: Psalms, Lisa Davison, only if you've taken HB 500
  • HC 504 History of Christianity II, Lisa Barnett 
  • HC 650 History of Religions in the U.S., Lisa Barnett, concentrated 
  • NT 600.09 New Testament Exegesis: Gospel of Matthew, Warren Carter, only if you have taken NT 500
  • PR 500 The Art and Practice of Preaching, Robin Meyers, J-Term, synchronously, only if you have taken all four prerequisites 
  • TH 500 Introduction to Theology, Sarah Morice Brubaker
  • TH 535 Exploration of Postcolonial Theory and Theologies, Lisa Dellinger, only if you have taken TH 500

Email the Student Services office or call 918.270.6464 to register for any of the audit courses this spring semester.