Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

Early-career, innovative clergy in mainline congregations in New England with 3-10 years of ministry experience are eligible to apply. The 20 applicants selected to join the program will be diverse across denominational, racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identities. The application deadline is April 15, 2019.

What if I want to nominate someone to participate?

If you know of an innovative, early-career clergy person who would be a good fit for the program, please email their name and contact information to the PINNE project director, Allison Norton (

What are the Gathering dates?

The 10 gatherings are spread over two years, from August 2019-2021. The all-day gatherings are scheduled for the following Mondays:
Meeting #1: August 19, 2019
Meeting #2: September 23, 2019
Meeting #3: November 4, 2019
Meeting #4: January 13, 2020
Meeting #5: March 23, 2020
Meeting #6: August 10, 2020
Meeting #7: October 19, 2020
Meeting #8: January 11, 2021
Meeting #9: April 26, 2021
Conference: August 23, 2021 (tentative)

Where will the gatherings take place?

The cohort gatherings will be held at Hartford Seminary, located in Hartford, CT. Each participant will join their fellow cohort members and the program coaches in 10 gatherings over 2 years.

Does it cost anything to participate in the program?

Selected clergy participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses and food will be provided at the gatherings. Additionally, participants will receive a $500 honorarium at each gathering.

Where can I find further information?

Contact the program director, Allison Norton, with questions at