After six years of leading the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, Paul Robinson will be stepping down from his role as Director. Paul will continue to manage the day-to-day functions of the program and facilitate quarterly sessions until the transition to a new director is complete. During this time Paul will also work on leadership development projects within the Wilder Foundation.
In a message to Shannon Institute participants and alumni, Paul reflected on his Shannon experience:
"It was from a vocation in ministry that the Shannon Institute found me and it is to this Calling I now feel led to return. Stepping down as the Director of the Shannon program will allow me to step up to the challenges of starting a brand new church. I am very excited about the opportunity to pastor Grace Outreach Covenant Church."
"Serving the Institute in this capacity has been one of the great privileges of my professional life. I am grateful for the incredible support I have received from the leadership of the Wilder Foundation and those who came before me in Shannon. I am especially grateful for the leadership of Kristine Martin as the Vice President of Wilder Center for Communities. I have been on an incredible journey, but now it is time to more intentionally pursue my best life and work."
"Paul Robinson has provided courageous and inspirational leadership for the Shannon Institute this past six years," said Kristine Martin, Vice President of Wilder Center for Communities. "The program consistently offers exceptional values-based leadership development, despite the change in pace in all types of institutions. Paul will remain with the Shannon Institute as a facilitator after a new director is hired, ensuring program continuity and excellence. We wish Paul all the best in his future endeavors and look forward to his continued involvement with the Shannon Institute.”
Learn more about the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute here.