My first encounter with the Center was learning about learning communities and stewardship. I went looking for a quick and easy program for a stewardship campaign and discovered the need for transformation. That first experience led to extended contact and learning with Center staff and others for more than 15 years. "Missional Church" has become my understanding of what we are called to be. I continue to use what I have learned even in retirement as I serve as an Intentional Interim Minister. My refrain has become: "What is God calling us to be and do." 

Jack E Belsom, Makawao Union Church


The Center for Parish Development helped us weave each of our faith journey stories into one wild and beautiful fabric of church community.  We continue to weave new members into the fabric sharing our vision and gifts for ministry together.

Rev. Susan Joseph Rack, Christ Presbyterian Church