Priscilla Institute

The Priscilla Institute program illustrates koinonia in practice. It combines courses from various schools within Eastern University to produce a comprehensive, outcomes based, learner-centered education. It affords women with little or no college education the opportunity to earn a degree and, in the process, enhance their skills as leaders, including as pastors and ministers.  The program combines pastoral and Biblical education with courses (offered in six-week modules) in organizational leadership.

The Priscilla Institute at the Hestenes Center for Christian Women in Leadership supports the call to leadership for women in churches and organizations by assisting them in realizing their highest level of leadership potential.


  • Providing education, training, and mentoring, utilizing a learner-centered approach, to assist women as they explore their leadership styles and their identities as leaders.
  • Aiding women by increasing their leadership capacity, and enhancing their effectiveness in identifying, developing, equipping, and establishing leaders who will have a kingdom influence and impact in their communities and beyond.

Cheryl Hargrave