The Rev. Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey will join the staff of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership (BAML) as part-time Coordinator of English-Language Ministry Training Programs, with a start date of Dec. 1, 2022. Hollenberg-Duffey is co-pastor (with her husband, Tim) of the Oakton Church of the Brethren (Vienna, Va.). She will continue to serve that congregation on a part-time basis.
Hollenberg-Duffey is a 2011 graduate of Bridgewater College and earned her MDiv from Bethany Theology Seminary in 2014. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. She has served in leadership roles for the Church of the Brethren and its Mid-Atlantic District. For the past four years, she has been a member of Bethany’s Board of Trustees, including service Vice-Chair.
For BAML, which has its offices at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., Hollenberg-Duffey will take on a leadership role in planning and implementing non-graduate, certificate-level ministry training programs for English-speaking individuals who are seeking credentialing in the Church of the Brethren. Central to these programs are Training in Ministry (TRIM) and Education for Shared Ministry (EFSM). Hollenberg-Duffey will remain based in Virginia, but she will travel as needed for orientations and program support.
“We are excited to welcome Audrey to the Brethren Academy team,” says Rev. Janet Ober Lambert, director of BAML. “Audrey has a deep love for the church —on the local, regional and national level — as well as a passion for lifelong learning. She will be an inspiration for ministry training students, an encourager for colleagues seeking continued education, and a thoughtful partner for those of us engaged in providing ministry education in the Church of the Brethren.”
At BAML, Hollenberg Duffey will join a team responsible for a variety of initiatives, including continuing education for clergy and laity alike and Strength for the Journey, a program which fosters small-group educational experiences for ministers in the Church of the Brethren. Learn more about the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership here.