Due to the Coronavirus the 2020 ADME conference originally scheduled for April 2-4th will change to a Zoom-based synchronous video one-day conference on Friday, April 3, 2020 beginning at 9:00am CST. Dr. Susan S. Phillips, Rev. Dr. Ron Rolheiser and Dr. Barbara Mutch will continue to participate as special guests.

More details are forthcoming!


This year the conference theme is What’s God Got to Do with It: Spiritual Formation Practices for DMin Students, with special guest lecturers Dr. Susan S. Phillips, PhD and the Rev. Dr. Ronald “Ron” Rolheiser (OMI).


 Seasoned experts to speak on spiritual formation practices for educating today’s DMin student.

Susan S. Phillips (PhD)

Susan S. Phillips, PhD
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Since 1994 Susan S. Phillips (PhD) has served as executive director of New College Berkeley, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union.


Susan is a spiritual director who, in addition to meeting with people one-on-one, also speaks around the world and regularly leads retreats for colleges, churches, clergy and laity.


Susan Phillips is a sociologist and teaches regularly for New College Berkeley, Regent College (Canada), Fuller Theological Seminary, and the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary. For more information, view Susan S. Phillips, Ph.D. at New College Berkeley.


Rev. Dr. Ronald “Ron” Rolheiser, OMI
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Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.


He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide.


Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005.

2020 Online Conference Schedule


Participate in one or more webinars throughout 2020-2021:
(1) New Directors Seminar – Dr. Reggie Ogea, Dr. Kurt Fredrickson
(2) Art, Theology & Spiritual Formation – Dr. Eileen Dailey
(3) Participatory Action Research & the Insider Researcher – Dr. Mark Chapman
(4) Best Practices for Hybrid DMin Courses – Dr. Loren Kerns, Dr. Cliff Berger


Connect with ATS-ADME liaison, Dr. Barbara Mutch and engage colleagues in a 2.0 roundtable discussion on the upcoming changes to the DMin degree program accreditation standards.


The theme for the 2021 ADME national conference will be New Directions for DMin Education: Envisioning the Future. We will be meeting at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida—April 8-10, 2021.


The 2022 ADME national conference will be meeting at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA tentatively scheduled –March 31-April 2, 2022.