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Center Announces Leadership Changes

Paul J. Contino, associate director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University, has stepped down after 17 years of service. Jennifer Smith, associate professor of English at Seaver College, will replace him and help lead the center's many initiatives as the new associate director. John Peterson, who also serves as associate professor of English at Seaver College, has also been named a new associate director with a special projects appointment, filling the role previously occupied by the center's current director, John Barton.

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Pepperdine Participates in Lilly Endowment "Early Career Pastoral Leadership" Initiative

The Lilly Endowment, Inc. is supporting the second cohort of COMMUNITAS, Pepperdine's Early Career Pastoral Leadership program, which began in January 2017. Fifteen greater Los Angeles-area pastors go through a two-year cohort-based program whose goals are to help pastors enhance their leadership skills, deepen their understanding of the significant issues facing their communities, build networks with civic, business, and political leaders in the Greater Los Angeles area, and develop a strong community of support with each other.

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