Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching will host ministers and seminarians from around the country for the Winter Pastors' School on Feb. 4-6 on the Baylor campus.This year's conference will feature Dr. Calvin Miller, professor of preaching and pastoral ministry at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University and author of more than 40 books of popular theology and inspiration. Music will be led by Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Kyle Matthews.
Meg says that the circumstances that ultimately brought her to George W. Truett Theological Seminary and into pastoral ministry began when her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, for her husband Ralph to attend law school. She became involved with a large inter-faith women's group at an American Baptist Church and by default became the leader because she had more biblical education than anyone else in the group. Meg recalls that the women in the group had professional and graduate degrees and would ask probing questions: "The questions being asked were really deep and it wasn't the typical answer that was enough," she says. Continuing she says, "I realized that I wasn't as equipped as I wanted to be to answer the questions. They thought I was giving great answers, but I knew that at some point there was a level that I needed to go past. And I really felt a call to come to seminary."
In 2004, Jo Ann Sharkey graduated from George W. Truett Theological Seminary with her Masters of Divinity in Theology. As her time at Baylor and Truett concluded adventures in ministry and academia began that lead her through College Station, Texas, Pasadena, California, and St. Andrews, Scotland.
In the fall of 2007, several female Truett Seminary students gathered together to encourage one another in their ministerial call from God and discuss their journey through seminary. They call themselves Women of the Cloth, and God has called each of them to preach.