About Us

Opening Doors to Discipleship began as an ecumenical partnership between five Reformed denominations that developed a training and learning website for church leaders. In 2019, the Association of Partners in Christian Education became stewards of the website and decided to update and redesign it. We recognize that contemporary Christian Education is at its best when we listen to diverse voices, collaborate with one another, and share our collective wisdom. Therefore, the new ODTD site was designed by a group of writers who represent these values.

Meet the Project Leaders! 

Priscilla Andre-Colton

Lead Writer

Shelly Barrick Parsons

Writer

Stephanie Fritz

Presbyterian Mission Agency Representative and Project Lead

Emily Hill

Presbyterian Church in Canada Representative and Project Lead

Debbie Hough

Writer

Susan Kamau

Writer

Cindy Kissel-Ito

Lead Writer

Joyce MacKichan Walker

Lead Writer

Kathryn McGregor

Writer

Isabel Rivera-Velez

Writer

Sandy Safford

Writer

Allison Shearouse

Writer

Barbara Styers

Writer

Keith Sundberg

Writer

Anne Wilson

Project Coordinator

The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators maintains the Opening Doors to Discipleship website. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Mission Statement

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” Right away they left their nets and followed him. (Matthew 4:19–20)

The mission of the Opening Doors to Discipleship website is to support the faith journey of people seeking to follow Jesus today as leaders and learners in Christian community.

  • For those who are called to teach and to walk beside others on the journey of faith, enter.
  • For those who want to know more about the Bible, our Reformed traditions, and the way of Christ, enter.
  • For those who are called to serve as leaders and mentors in faith formation ministries, enter.