continuing education for church leaders

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary wants to join you in discovering what new thing God is doing in the world and discerning how best to be a part of it! Discernment is the work of a lifetime. And the Spirit hasn’t stopped moving—through communities gathered and gathering, through ministries that are as ancient as the sacred texts and as new as tomorrow’s headline.

Come. Gather with a community that wants to learn, question, reflect, serve, pray, and celebrate, practices that are sure to stir your imagination and shape your life.

Whether you seek to enliven a well-seasoned ministry or be equipped for something new, we have something for you. Join us! We hope to see you soon.

Continuing Education Leadership

The Rev. Erik Hoeke is a lifelong United Methodist and an ordained elder in the Western Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church. He grew up in the Pittsburgh area, and prior to this role Erik served United Methodist churches in Southwestern Pennsylvania for 14 years and was a communications strategist at PTS for two years. He has served in United Methodist leadership in a variety of settings, including since 2016 as the provisional residency coordinator for the Western Pennsylvania Conference Board of Ministry, a position in which he facilitates training and resourcing of newer clergy as they begin their ministry. Erik earned a master's of divinity from Candler School of Theology in 2008, and a master's in moral theology from Boston College in 2023. He and his spouse, Lisa, live in Washington, Pa.

Contact Erik:    |   412-924-1346