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2019 Developing Female
Leaders Group

Empower women leaders in your church to grow into executive-level leaders

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The Developing Female Leaders Group is a 1-year, cohort-based program designed to help women in higher levels of church leadership accelerate their growth through mentorship by seasoned ministry leaders, networking with fellow women in ministry, and learning from some of the country’s most effective church leadership teams.



Attend three meetups at different church locations to learn from their leadership teams and network with fellow leaders.

Online learning

Between each meetup, join an online learning session on a key church leadership competency that tends to be underdeveloped in women.

Coaching calls

Get personalized input on an individual coaching call with a female ministry mentor between each meetup.

Online community

As a member, you can join our closed Facebook group where you can post updates and share your progress with your peers.


As the first Leader Group exclusively designed for women leaders, this program is based on:

Peer learning from a cohort of accomplished professional women on the same journey as you

Expert input from both female and male seasoned ministry leaders who can provide mentorship

Personal action plans to help you implement your learnings through planning and accountability


Accelerate your leadership

Accelerate your leadership

Develop your leadership capacity to become an executive-level leader in your church.

Learn from ministry experts

Learn from ministry experts

Tap into the wealth of experience that seasoned ministry leaders and mentors bring with them.

Grow in key competencies

Grow in key competencies

Get equipped with the right skills to help you increase your effectiveness as a church leader.

Tackle your leadership lids

Tackle your leadership lids

Brainstorm with peers to find creative ways to overcome barriers to your growth as a leader.

Build a personalized roadmap

Build a personalized roadmap

Create a roadmap to help you nurture leaders in a way that is unique to your church context.

Develop connections

Develop connections

Meet fellow female leaders from other churches and learn from each other’s experiences.


Click the photos to learn more about our host team members.

Kadi is a leading authority in organizational and leadership development in the Church today. With a background in executive leadership at a large multisite church, she offers practical strategies and key insights on leadership.

She is a founding member of the Women’s Executive Pastor Network and author of Developing Female Leaders.

Kadi lives in South Florida with her husband and their teenage son.

Kadi Cole
Program Director

Judy received her masters degree in Education/Counseling from Bucknell. She serves as a Pastor at The Crossing in St Louis where she accepted Christ while it was a new church.

She has grown with the church, focusing on Staff and Leadership Development, and oversees ministry to 8,000 people across four campuses, plus an online campus.

Judy is a lifelong competitive runner and coach. She and her husband have two kids, one grown and one in college.

Judy West

Debbie started out in ministry as a worship leader, but now serves as the Executive Pastor at Celebration Church in New Orleans giving direct oversight to the chuch's six campuses.

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the area and their church, Debbie also served as the Director of Disaster Recovery for New Orleans.

Debbie has been married for 25 years and has three children and five grandchildren.

Debbie Pell

Jamye serves as the Executive Pastor at Grace Point Church in San Antonio, TX, where she has been on staff for 25 years, during which she also served as the Children's Pastor.

She has actively led their congregation through a tragic fire and rebuilding project.

Jamye has been married for 35 years and loves spending quality time with her five children and four grandchildren.

Jamye Cappadonna



Join peer leaders on this 1-year journey and enjoy these program benefits.

The program pricing of $4,800 accommodates one person from your church for the whole program.

Interactions with fellow high-level leaders

2 online
learning sessions

3 meetups a year
(meals included)

Exclusive members-only Facebook group

Learnings from seasoned ministry leaders

2 personal
coaching calls


About the program

The Developing Female Leaders Group is a 1-year, cohort-based program designed to help women in higher levels of church leadership accelerate their growth to executive-level leaders. This is done through mentorship by seasoned ministry leaders, networking with fellow women in ministry, and learning from some of the country’s most effective church leadership teams.

Apply now to join women leaders from other churches on an exciting journey of growth.

Through the year-long program, we will gather three times at different church locations to learn from their teams and their expression of ministry. This will give you an understanding of the key strategies successful churches use to identify and develop senior ministry leaders.

There will also be online trainings that will train you in key church leadership competencies that are often underdeveloped in women, such as capital fundraising and sermon prep.

Meetup 1 - Nov 5–6, 2019, at Christ's Church of the Valley, Peoria, AZ

Meetup 2 - May 5–6, 2020, at North Coast, Vista, CA

Meetup 3 - Oct 13–14, 2020, at Church of Eleven 22, Jacksonville, FL

This program is specially designed to benefit women leaders who are the primary leaders of their department, ministry, or campus, or those who oversee at an executive level.

Yes, we are accepting only 20 participants in a cohort. To be considered for the program, please click here to fill out a brief application form. We will then get in touch with you to schedule an interview with the program director.

We recommend only one person from a church in a cohort at a time. Cohorts begin every six months, so interested people from your church will get a chance to apply later.

We charge a competitive fee of $4,800 per participant for the entire 1-year program.

This fee covers all three meetups, two online learning sessions, and two coaching calls during the year-long program. It also covers meals at the three meetups.

Unfortunately not. You will be required to arrange for your own transportation and accommodation for all three meetups.

Yes, there will be four follow-ups between the three physical meetups – two online learning sessions with the group and two individual coaching calls with our program director and a mentor.

Our program director, Kadi Cole, is always available to provide guidance. Feel free to send Kadi an e-mail with your queries or doubts.

Yes, we have a Facebook group where participants from each cohort can post updates and share progress. We encourage you to ask your peers for information or offer help.

Join the 2019 Developing Female Leaders Group

and become a high-capacity leader in your church!

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