Master of Community Leadership

Go Where Your Heart Leads

The Master of Community Leadership is designed for new college graduates who want to make a difference in their local communities or internationally through careers in nonprofit management, public policy or civic engagement. If you want to change the world, but don’t know where to begin, Eden will lead the way.

A Masters Program with a Focus on Community Leadership

Get a Masters

The fall cohort of entering class of students will live together and grow together as they learn about the ethics of public service, the business of nonprofit management and work in internships at agencies who make change in their communities. Upon graduation, job placement assistance is provided so graduates can immediately begin their own journey of leadership with the power of the Eden network behind them.

Program Curriculum:

This master’s program is a 14 month program of study.

12 Credit Hours: Ethics and faith-based subjects taught by Eden faculty to provide insights into the many faith-based nonprofit organizations for internships and permanent jobs

12 Credit Hours: Nonprofit management studies to provide business expertise many agencies are lacking.

12 Credit Hours: Quality internship placement within a nonprofit agency in the St. Louis area for 12 months

Upon Program Completion: Assistance finding permanent job placement

Go Where Your Heart Leads

Get a Job

There are nearly 10 million nonprofit jobs at 1.5 million nonprofit agencies in the United States. This includes public charities, private foundations and other types of nonprofit organizations. Many of these nonprofits are hungry for new energy and young leadership. These agencies are opportunities for graduates of the Master of Community Leadership to make an immediate impact.

Eden graduates lead in a myriad of settings around the world. They work for economic justice, racial equality, environmental sustainability and child advocacy. They serve in a range of jobs from child advocacy to government lobbying. They learned to lead with an eye toward making the world a better place.

The Eden Network

Eden graduates have been changing the world as far back as our founding in 1850. Graduates who leave our campus go out into the world connected to the many others who are part of an amazing movement of social transformation. Not just lifelong friends, new graduates are part of a network of the many thousands of graduates who came before.

Want to change the world? Let Eden lead the way!

Follow Their Lead

Danielle K. Bartz


Danielle Bartz is the Associate for Advocacy and Leadership Development at the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) located in Cleveland, OH. CHHSM advances the work of all health and human service ministries of the United Church of Christ. CHHSM’s 75 corporate member organizations serve over a million people annually and provide more than $857 million in uncompensated charitable care each year. She is also the President of the Board of Directors for Oak Meadows Senior Living in Oakdale, MN. Danielle learned to be a leader at Eden Seminary.

Starsky Wilson

Starsky Wilson

Starsky Wilson is the President and CEO of the Deaconess Foundation and chair of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Deaconess is a faith-based grant making organization devoted to making child well-being a civic priority in the St. Louis region.  Since 1998, Deaconess has invested nearly $80 million to advance its mission. With Dr. Wilson’s leadership, the Foundation is building a movement for child well-being through philanthropy, advocacy and organizing. Dr. Starsky Wilson graduated from Eden Seminary.

Shantha Ready Alonso

Shantha Ready Alonso

As Executive Director for Creation Justice Ministries, Shantha Ready Alonso oversees programs that address climate change, clean air, water, environmental justice and conservation. Her experience has spanned congregation-based community organizing in Southern California, Metropolitan Congregations United in St. Louis, and the Gamaliel Foundation. Shantha led the community mobilization efforts of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, the organization that created Nuns on the Bus. Shantha learned to be a leader at Eden Seminary.


Master of Community Leadership Brochure

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