Jarena Lee Preaching Academy Frequently Asked Questions


When is the next Jarena Lee Preaching Academy?

The next Jarena Lee Preaching Academy will be held in the Summer of 2020. Participants must arrive by 3:00 pm EDT on Sunday, June 14, 2020 and should arrange travel to leave no earlier than 2:30 pm EDT on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Where will the Academy be held?

The 2020 Jarena Lee Preaching Academy will be held at the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio (3081 Columbus Pike - Delaware, OH, 43015). The seminary is just outside of Columbus, OH.

How much does the Academy cost?

The full cost for the Academy is $1800. This cost includes 5 full days of instruction, meals, and lodging.

Is transportation covered?

No. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Participants MUST arrive on campus by 3:00 pm EDT on Saturday, June 14, 2020 and must not book departing travel leaving before 2:30 pm EDT on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

What if I can’t be there the entire time? Can I come in late? Can I leave early?

ALL participants must be present for the entire Academy schedule. Participants may not come in late or leave early.

Who can come to the academy?

All women of African descent are welcome at the academy. Black women, African women, Afro-Latina/x women, etc. are all welcome at the Jarena Lee Preaching Academy. When we say “all women of African descent” we are also including our transgender sisters, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, and queer sisters.

Participants to not have to be ordained clergy, pastors, or regular preachers to come to the academy.

How can I get in touch with other questions?

You can reach us at programs@womanpreach.org or call us at 740-500-4187