Welcome to the Dr. Sidney Roberts Center for Clergy Leadership Excellence


Rev. Lara Franklin - Executive Director of Clergy Leadership Excellence

Rev. Lara Whitley Franklin has been appointed by Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. as the Executive Director of the Roberts Center for Clergy Leadership effective July 1.

"I am honored to serve the Central Texas Conference as part of the Cabinet and the Roberts Center for Leadership," said Lara. "The Roberts Center exists to equip and support clergy leaders in our mission to make disciples for the transformation of the world. In our current social climate, clergy leaders often feel overwhelming pressure to please everyone, maintain the status quo, and keep the peace. I think we have all felt it. But leaders, clergy and lay alike, are called to be visionaries, to perceive and believe in the potential of a future that increasingly mirrors the kingdom of God. I am so pleased that Bishop Saenz is focused on supporting and equipping clergy for their work as leaders. I am eager to allow God to use me for God's good purposes." Read More about Lara Franklin here

Leadership Coaching

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Board of Ordained Ministry

The Central Texas Conference of the UMC Board of Ordained Ministry. Here you will information on who serves on the board, the ordination process, and much more! 

Clergy Continuing Education Opportunities

List of links for Clergy Education Opportunities

For more information on important resources click here