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Baylor Accounting Hosts Business Conference for Ugandan Pastors

May 27, 2014

Baylor University's Accounting & Business Law department, in conjunction with Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN), hosted the "Mastering of the Land" business conference for Ugandan pastors and pastors' wives May 22-24 in Kampala, Uganda.

The conference focused on the balance of business and pastorship. Topics covered include financial accounting, leadership skills, integrity in business and time management.

This is the fifth year the Accounting department has teamed up with PDN to hold business courses for the African pastors and pastors' wives.

Recent Baylor graduate Amy Miller, from Plano, Texas, attended and helped teach the conference for the second consecutive year.

"This year I have had the chance to lead small groups and get to know some individuals on a more personal level," Miller said. "I greeted people today, and I couldn't stop smiling. The joy and hope surrounding this conference is amazing."

Richmond Wandera, President and CEO of PDN, founded the organization in 2008 with the mission to equip pastors and their wives with ministerial and life skills to facilitate better ministry performance and personal development. Pastors Discipleship Network fulfills its mission through mentorship programs, conferences and resource centers.

"From an organizational standpoint, partnering with Baylor University has placed Pastors Discipleship Network with a a whole new level of credibility," Wandera said. "Before the partnership, PDN was a small organization serving 400 pastors and pastors' wives. We knew we wanted to address business skills, but we felt ill-equipped. That has changed."

Since the inception of the partnership with Baylor's Accounting department in 2009, more than 1,200 pastors and pastors' wives have been equipped with business skills.

For more information about PDN, visit www.pdnafrica.org. For more information about Baylor's Accounting program, visit www.baylor.edu/business/accounting.

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