Managing director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity sends e-mail)

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals is the managing director of Seek the Welfare, a cohort learning experience for mid-career leaders of Christian institutions, at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. Her leadership combines broad experience in event design with a theology of hospitality and a love of the arts.

She has directed programs at Leadership Education for over 13 years, including The Pastors and Scholars’ Studio, Sustaining Pastoral Excellence, Denominational Leadership, Foundations of Christian Leadership and, for seven years, A Convocation of Christian Leaders. In addition she has directed Duke Divinity School’s Study Leave program.

For 10 years, she was a facilitator and writer for the Lexington Seminar, a Lilly Endowment project that assisted Protestant theological seminary faculties with issues in teaching and learning. Prior to The Lexington Seminar she was an assistant editor at The Christian Century.

Ziegenhals is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Williams College.