The Center for Religious Leadership provides training in the theology of leadership and practical skills for leadership. This training is based in an understanding of leadership as a spiritual vocation cultivated, strengthened, and lived out within communities of faith and the other contexts in which the church exists – including legal, business, political, social and cultural contexts.
The CRL draws on the skills of the SMU faculty from Perkins School of Theology, Cox School of Business, and Dedman School of Law along with church leaders (both lay and clergy), and business and non-profit leaders.
Bishop D. Max Whitfield was appointed director of the Center for Religious Leadership at Perkins School of Theology in 2014.
Bishop D. Max Whitfield
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275-0133
Office: 111a Kirby Hall