Special Opportunities for Seminarian Students

The Proctor Institute has special opportunities for students at seminaries and divinity schools. A Seminarian Pre-Session will be held on Monday, July 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and is open to all seminarians who attend the Proctor Institute in any capacity. The Seminarian track registration is $200.00 and students should register here. Seminarians who are interested in registering for the credit-bearing graduate course should sign up through their seminaries. 

Seminarian students who participate in the Proctor Institute for course credit will then meet with our faculty, Proctor 2016 Professors-in-Residence, each afternoon for two hours to discuss and reflect on the day’s sessions and for further engagement with some of the 2016 Proctor leaders. There is an opportunity for scholarships on a first come first serve basis. For more information on scholarships and course credit please contact Janet Wolf at jwolf@childrensdefense.org

Sign up and register for the 22nd Annual Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute and Child Advocacy Ministry.

Teaching Faculty

Rev. Dr. Gregory Ellison

Candler School of Theology,
Professor and author, Cut Dead but Still Alive: Caring for African American Youth


Rev. Dr. Derek Hicks

Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Professor and author, Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition


Rev. Dr. Christophe Ringer

Chicago Theological Seminary
Professor and former pastor - "Necropolitics: The Religious Situation of U.S. Mass Incarceration"


Dr. Charlene Sinclair

Union Theological Seminary
Founding Director of Center for Race, Religion and Economic Democracy


Rev. Dr. Janet Wolf

Children's Defense Fund


Faculty Co-Facilitators

Ched Myers

Activist Theologian, Popular Educator, Author and Partner in Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries


Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler

Associate Professor of Bible, Union Presbyterian Seminary at Charlotte
Associate Pastor, Mount Carmel Baptist Church