The Rev. Dr. Salome As-Salaam has been involved in PATHWAYS since it was with the Southeast Conference,United Church of Christ. She has served on the board of PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc. as a member of the Executive Committee since 2018 and now as the President of the Board. She serves as the Pastor of the Shalom Spiritual Center ( a teaching ministry of the United Church of Christ. She has held several ministerial positions, including serving as the Senior Pastor of The First Church of North Miami Congregational, United Christ of Christ, Associate Pastor of Pembroke Manor United Church of Christ, Police Chaplain for the North Miami Police Department, Trauma Chaplain for Sentara Norfolk Hospital, Executive Director of The Richmond Education Peace Center, and the Executive Director of The Institute for Southern Studies. Before her call to ministry, Rev. As- Salaam served as an officer in The United States Army.

Rev. As-Salaam graduated from the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She also completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She received her certification as a Pastoral Counselor from the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy. In addition, she has a certificate in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Health Care Ethics from the University of Virginia.

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Kim Craddock (Vice President, Board of Directors) is a highly experienced Human Resources professional with 25+ years of progressively responsible roles at the site, regional and corporate level for companies servicing diverse industries and market segments. Her professional qualifications include a strong HR Business Partner background enhanced by broadening assignments in Organization Development andDesign, Change Management, Process Consulting, Compliance and Risk Management.Kim currently works for Lockheed Martin in Workforce Strategy and Planning and holdsa B.A. Psychology from Emory University and a MBA from VirginiaCommonwealthUniversity.



The Rev. Ginnie Ferrell (Secretary, Board of Directors) Rev. Ginnie Ferrell joined the PATHWAYS Advisory Committee in 2014 while PATHWAYS was a program of the Southeast Conference. In March 2018, Ginnie served on the initial Board of Directors of PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc., and is currently the Treasurer. Ginnie is retired UCC clergy and long-time church educator serving churches in Maine and Georgia

Prior to ordained ministry, Ginnie worked as a field geologist, geophysics field technician, and during ministry breaks as a ski technician at Maine Adaptive, and an elementary science teacher in GA. Ginnie received a B.A. Geology (Hampshire College), B.S. Chemistry (U. Alaska), M. Divinity (Bangor Theological Seminary), and M.S. Chemistry (Georgia Institute of Technology). She was Certified as an Environmental Educator in 2016. Ginnie is married to Jack Raymer. She enjoys friends,family, gardening, cooking, and the outdoors.

The Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey, (Member-at-Large, Board of Directors) newly published author of Messages of Hope: Preaching Peace and Justice for All, is an ordained, full- time pastor of Union Congregational United Church of Christ in West Palm Beach, Florida. Currently, Dr. Sheila sits on state and national non-profit boards to further serve others. Before joining Union, Dr. Sheila served as a full-time chaplain for several years. She also has more than two decades of combined ministry experience in Florida, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sheila has earned: a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, a Master of Divinity from Howard University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford International University. Dr. Sheila has also completed two national leadership institutes and holds a leadership certification from Harvard University. Dr. Sheila resides in South Florida with her talented and gifted son, Brandon.

The Rev Kimberly Wood (Ex-Officio, Conference Minister covenant partner Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ)


PATHWAYS believes that quality theological education should be available to any who want it. That’s why we provide a cost-effective online theological program accessible to all. 4-week Explorer courses are only $124, 6-week courses just $350, 9-week courses Supervised Ministry courses are $470, and our 12-week UCC History and Polity course is only $625.


Because classes are not bound by geography and have a flexible weekly schedule, PATHWAYS courses are able to fit into the rest of your busy life. Courses typically involve weekly readings and discussion in a facilitated online forum, offering practical, open-minded education and a learner-centered environment where participants can bring their own questions and insights.


Our courses have between 4 and 15 participants. This allows for deep and productive discussions in the online forum. We know that a small class size allows the participants to develop learning relationships with each other and for facilitators to push participants to a more indepth learning experience.


PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc.,
P.O. Box 897
Tucker, GA 30085

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PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc. is a nonprofit provider of theological education that is academically rigorous and affordable.   A PATHWAYS education in Ministry Preparation can be completed on-line in three years at a fraction of the price of a seminary education.   Our program is aligned with the requirements for ordination of most mainline Protestant denominations and seeks to work with ordaining bodies to make sure that participants are meeting their goals.   Now is the time to make an inquiry for the future of theological education.  Reach out today to Partner with PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc.

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