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About Us

The Center for Lifelong Learning and Leadership is an advocate and resource for the needs of congregations and communities. As a product of the mission of Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, the Center provides classroom opportunities for Christian learners and leaders who are committed to excellence in service. By creating spaces for faith formation and vocational development through leadership education, the Center serves as a partner for nurturing healthy and sustainable leaders and leadership practices.


Mailing Address:   The Center for Lifelong Learning and Leadership


                               1500 N. Lombardy Street

                               Richmond, VA 23220

​Telephone: 804-354-5923 

Fax:  804-342-3911 

Advisory Council

Dr. Jessica Young Brown, The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, VUU

The Reverend Tracey Holley, First Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Dumfries, VA

Ms. Sheryl Blowe McDowney, Baptist General Convention of Virginia, Richmond, VA

The Reverend Dr. C. Diane Mosby, Anointed New Life Baptist Church, Henrico, VA

The Reverend Tyrone Nelson, Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Ms. Juana Thompson, St. Peter Baptist Church, Glen Allen, VA

The Reverend Dr. E. Richard Swan, Jerusalem Baptist Church, Doswell, VA

The Center's Staff

Jacqueline Anderson

Earl Bledsoe

Adam Bond

Ronda Bond

Michael Browder

Jessica Brown

Lynn Caldwell

Denise Coleman

Laura Davis

 Yvette Goode

Patricia Gould Champ

Alison Gise Johnson

Yung Suk Kim

Keisha Powell

Boykin Sanders

Harry Simmons

Sabrina Smith

Sheryl Smith

Robert Wafawanaka

Mary Young