2022 Sankofa Women’s Conference

Oblate School of Theology

Originally Published on the website of Oblate School of Theology

March 12 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Mar 12 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM Central Time | ONLINE EVENT via ZOOM MEETING

The annual Sankofa Women’s Conference is about lifting up and empowering women and providing an opportunity for both healing and spiritual development. The conference brings together women of all ages, ethnicities and social classes to share their experiences, learn from one another and heal together. We bring world-class speakers and leading voices in their fields to shine a light on different aspects of women’s issues, share their own experiences and lead spiritually-driven healing for women in all stages of life.

The conference is sponsored by Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership.


Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd is President Emerita of Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. She achieved this milestone upon her retirement from the Presidency in 2013, after 7 years of distinguished service. Prior to her Presidency, she was Director of Accreditation and Leadership Education at The Association of Theological Schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Associate Professor of Pastoral Care & Counseling at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; and Academic Dean at Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. In each of these positions, Dr. Boyd was the first African American woman to serve.

Dr. Boyd retired as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church after 40 years of service. She is now a proud member of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland, California, where Bishop Yvette Flunder serves as pastor.

Dr. Boyd is Founder and Chief Catalyst of Catalyst Connections Global LLC, a consulting and coaching firm, specializing in higher education consulting and in empowering global communities through leadership development, training, and coaching services. She provides personal coaching for faculty members, senior administrators and leadership teams and professional facilitation for meetings, conferences and retreats. She is on the board of the In Trust Center, the Freedom Center for Social Justice, Pacific School of Religion, and the Marcus Foster Education Institute named for her late father.

Registration Fee: $25 per person -or- $65 for a group of 4

We will send you a Zoom link and login instructions via email the day before the conference begins. For group discount, register with Continuing Ed at continuinged@ost.edu or (210)341-1366 EXT 240.

Registration fee assistance available upon request

For information or to register by phone, contact Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at vrodriguez@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240.

Continuing Education events are free* to all enrolled OST students. All other students, 50% off with student ID. To receive discount, register with Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at vrodriguez@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240. *Does not apply to meals and lodging.

All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.

The Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership is an interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional academic formation and professional leadership process for developing and supporting pastoral leaders committed to ministry and proclamation.


Online 2022 Women’s Conference Registration
This registration is for an individual to participate in the conference online via Zoom Meeting. We will send you a Zoom link and login instructions via email the day before the conference begins.
$ 25.00