Berkeley Divinity School at Yale has embarked on a major new Leadership Initiative for Episcopal clergy. The Leader’s Way is a hybrid learning immersion to transform leaders. Beginning with six days on the Yale campus in June 2023 and continuing with seven months of online learning, the Leader’s Way will create an incubator for innovation in ministry. The Leader’s Way will welcome to campus this June two luminous leaders to support and guide Leader’s Way fellows– The Right Rev’d Dr. Vicentia Rofiloe Kgabe and The Very Rev’d Dr. Robert Willis.
The Right Rev’d Dr. Vicentia Rofiloe Kgabe is the Bishop of Lesotho. She served for seven years as the Rector and Principal of the Transfiguration Theological College based in Grahamstown/Makhanda, the only residential seminary and training center in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. She is a scholar with several degrees including a PhD in Practical Theology, University of Pretoria and a Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management, Rhodes University Business School. Kgabe is a research fellow in the Desmond Tutu Center for Religion and Social Justice.
The Very Rev’d Dr. Robert Willis is an Anglican priest, theologian, chaplain and music composer. In 2001 he was installed as the 39th Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The cathedral is both a holy place and part of a World Heritage Site. Willis is an accomplished pianist and opera enthusiast. He has written many hymns and contributed to recent editions of Hymns Ancient & Modern and New English Praise. He is a trustee of Canterbury Cathedral Trust and a Development Committee member. Robert Willis was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by YDS in 2009 and Doctor of Civil Law degree by the University of Kent in 2011.