Locations/Options - Colson Fellows
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Regional Cohorts

Be part of a Fellowship unlike any other.

Regional Cohorts are local learning communities where Colson Fellows-in-Training meet each month in cities across the country. Most Cohorts meet on Saturday mornings (if Saturdays do not work for you, please contact us to discuss potential options).

Dialogue in Community

Lead by a team of commissioned Colson Fellows, Regional Cohorts meet to process, review, discuss, and practice what they are learning with fellow students. Regional Cohorts offer face-to-face interaction, accountability and support throughout the Program. Offered coast-to- coast in a city near you; this format option allows you to visit a Cohort in person to see if the Colson Fellows program is right for you.

Looking for a regional cohort in the U.S.?


Director: Jerald Ainsworth
Email: jainsworth@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 662-312-2853


Director: Ted Smith
Email: tsmith@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 907-726-7470
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Fairbanks (Church Affiliate)

Director: Doris Van Amburg
Email: pukiqsuk@gmail.com
Phone: 907-251-6992


Director: Brian Eckley
Email: beckley@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 252-312-0880
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Little Rock

Director: Dee Brown
Email: dbrown@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 501-707-8800
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Director: Steve Williams
Email: swilliams@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 559-244-0168
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Inland Empire

Director: Arnold Huntley
Email: ahuntley@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 619-517-3461
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Los Angeles

Director: Rob Martin
Email: rmartin@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 562-536-7588


Director: Todd Jacobs
Email: tjacobs@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 916-798-4880

San Diego

Director: Vicky Carlson
Email: vcarlson@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 619-977-1449

San Jose

Director: Dan Steinman
Email: dsteinman@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 408-309-3533
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Colorado Springs

Director: Sarah Stonestreet
Email: sstonestreet@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 423-309-6462
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Director: Jay Smith
Email: jaysmith@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 303-513-0752

Fort Collins

Director: Scott Simpson
Email: ssimpson@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 970-402-6565
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Washington D.C.
Washington D.C.

Director: Rod Turk
Email: rturk@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 703-220-3492
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Director: Mark Holcomb
Email: mholcomb@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 920-385-8650


Director: Seth Cohen
Email: scohen@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 561-677-0164


Director: Ross Lehman
Email: rlehman@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 352-425-4427

Tampa Bay

Director: Gary Heffner
Email: gheffner@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 941-302-7702


Director: Drew Johnson
Email: djohnson@colsonfellows.org
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Director: Richard Kulhawe
Email: rkulhawe@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 808-520-3730


Director: Brian & Tiffany Williams
Email: btwilliams@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 713-854-4170

Chicago (West Suburbs)

Director: Robb Emmett
Email: remmett@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 630-621-0922
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Mahomet (Church Affiliate)

Director: Jane Smoes
Email: colson@gracemahomet.org
Phone: 217-417-2730


Director: J.K. Stevens
Email: jstevens@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 317-694-8829
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Wabash (Church Affiliate)

Director: Mike Scamihorn
Email: mike.scamihorn@gmail.com
Phone: 260-330-9417

Kansas City

Director: Sandy Lundgren
Email: slundgren@colsonfellows.org
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Director: Lorna Geist
Email: lgeist@colsonfellows.org
Phone: TBD
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Director: Kim Livesay
Email: klivesay@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 859-230-1205
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Grand Rapids

Director: Brian Gettel
Email: bgettel@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 248-229-8980
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Director: Paul DeRocher
Email: pderocher@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 952-649-7253
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Director: Douglas Gunn
Email: dgunn@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 601-946-5126

Kansas City

Director: Sandy Lundgren
Email: slundgren@colsonfellows.org
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St. Louis

Director: Kirk Boyenga
Email: kboyenga@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 217-416-6469
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Director: Benjamin Blowers
Email: bblowers@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 402-525-4763
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New England
New England

Director: Peter Turner
Email: pturner@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 860-914-8620
Location: Wethersfield, CT
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New Jersey
Central New Jersey

Director: Susan Grant
Email: sgrant@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 908-832-7727

New York
Buffalo (Church Affiliate)

Director: Nancy Carmichael
Email: ncarmichael@ehwc.org
Phone: 716-908-5350

North Carolina

Director: Nathan Perkins
Email: nperkins@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 828-450-7124
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Director: Barrie Winn
Email: bwinn@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 252-917-1841
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New Bern

Director: Sheila Theune
Email: stheune@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 915-227-5776
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Director: Dan Radez
Email: dradez@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 919-848-0961

Wilmington - New for 2023!

Director: Todd Brohough
Email: tbrohaugh@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 910-547-1026


Director: Roger Shumaker
Email: rshumaker@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 216-348-5801
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Director: Stephanie Jackson
Email: sjackson@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 614-800-2531
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Oklahoma City

Director: Gary Ratcliffe
Email: gratcliffe@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 321-396-2090
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Director: Paul Goodman
Email: pgoodman@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 918-289-1574
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Director: Paul Parkinson
Email: pparkinson@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 618-593-9372


Director: Dave Shalaway
Email: dshalaway@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 484-695-6404
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South Carolina

Director: Richard Rowe
Email: rrowe@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 864-275-4007
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Director: Don Willard
Email: dwillard@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 843-708-1784
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Director: Bob Andrews
Email: bandrews@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 423-619-0954
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Knoxville (Church Affiliate)

Director: Ben Burnette
Email: benburnette@gmail.com
Phone: 865-352-4267


Director: Lauren Douglas
Email: ldouglas@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 601-672-1346


Director: Tony Sizemore
Email: tsizemore@colsonfellows.org
Phone: TBD
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Director: Mitch Friedman
Email: mfriedman@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 512-969-0014
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Corpus Christi (Church Affiliate)

Directors: Eric & Georgianna Henderson
Email: georgianna.henderson@gmail.com
Phone: Eric 361-442-4650 Georgianna 361-563-5494


Director: Bill Hopkins
Email: bhopkins@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 903-283-6874
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Fort Worth - New for 2023!

Director: Lance Cashion
Email: lcashion@colsonfellows.org
Phone: TBD


Director: Kip Thomson
Email: kip@colsonfellowshouston.org
Phone: 713-416-7761
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San Antonio

Director: Chris Champion
Email: cchampion@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 214-642-9386
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Director: Will McKerall
Email: wmckerall@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 254-292-9763
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Director: John Bowman
Email: jbowman@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 804-651-1102
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Director: Thomas Lenart
Email: tlenart@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 425-765-4005
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Director: Carli Robinson
Email: crobinson@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 5094992811

West Bend

Director: Don Smith
Email: dsmith@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 262-335-6408
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Online Cohorts

Join Your Online Community

Online Cohorts offer the same dynamic interaction and support but in an entirely virtual setting. With cohorts available in each U.S. time zone, the online format allows you to participate in the Colson Fellows program at a time which fits your schedule.

Join the Conversation

Online Cohorts are highly interactive learning communities where students are able to meet online each month, using online video conferencing, to review and discuss what they are learning with their Cohort leaders and fellow students.

Additionally, Online Cohorts will occasionally host leading thinkers, scholars and speakers on relevant cultural topics.

Online Cohorts in the U.S.

Eastern Time Zone

Director: Chris Deemer
Email - cdeemer@colsonfellows.org
Phone - 607-434-8388

Central Time Zone

Director: Connie Satzler
Email - csatzler@colsonfellows.org
Phone - 785-410-0410

Mountain Time Zone

Director: Steve Hunter
Email – shunter@colsonfellows.org
Phone – 714-501-6527

Pacific Time Zone

Director: Dana St. John
Email – dstjohn@colsonfellows.org
Phone – 541-460-2652

Pastor Cohorts

Study with your peers

Pastor Cohorts offer an Online Cohort option for Pastors* to study with their peers, led by Colson Fellows who are current or former pastors. Simply select ‘Pastor Cohorts’ if this is your preference when applying.

*The Colson Center affirms that men and women have different but complementary roles and responsibilities in marriage, family life, and religious leadership, therefore our Pastors Cohorts are limited to men.

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Shepherd Wisely

Christians across the nation are increasingly finding themselves assaulted with an unprecedented array of ideological and cultural challenges and they are looking to you for guidance. Our Pastor Cohorts offer you the opportunity to participate in the Colson Fellows Program with your peers in a safe and confidential setting facilitated by pastors who have been through the Program.

The Colson Fellows program will provide you helpful insight into today’s ideological and cultural challenges and not only equip you to protect your people from their destructive influence but also equip them to boldly and faithfully live in these uncertain times.

International Cohorts

Around the World

International Cohorts operate in Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea and the European Union. This format offers the same dynamic combination of regular gatherings, online study, and collaboration with fellow students and alumni.

Global Reach, Local Impact

With increased globalization, ideas and innovations are spreading further and faster than ever before. So too are the defective worldviews, ideologies, and cultural influences emanating from the West. Christians across the globe are increasingly finding themselves confronted with post-Christian, post-truth ideas that are radically re-shaping our world.

International Colson Fellows are standing against this tide of destructive ideas in their communities with biblical wisdom, faithfulness, and courage.

Join one of our International Cohorts and be equipped. If there isn’t a Cohort near you, then you may be eligible to join one of our Online Cohorts. Contact our office for more information.

Looking for an international cohort to join?

Australia Central

Director: Darren Shelton
Email: dshelton@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 61406338325

Melbourne, Australia

Director: Zoe Nicholes
Email: znicholes@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 0405143779
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Fraser Valley

Director: Tom & Cindy Coles
Email: tcoles@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 604-793-3335


Director: Cedric MacKellar
Email: cmackellar@colsonfellows.org
Phone: TBD

European Union

Director: Sander Stolk

Email: sstolk@colsonfellows.org


Mexico City

Director: Edward Turnbull
Email: eturnbull@colsonfellows.org
Phone: 527775110107


Director: Nathan Andrews

Email: nandrews@colsonfellows.org


Director: Carol Loi
Email: cloi@colsonfellows.org
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South Korea

Director: Sunhee Ha

Email: sunheeha@colsonfellows.org

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