Iron Sharpening Iron, an executive leadership program for women clergy at Princeton Theological Seminary, equips women to embrace and build upon the capacities, agency and savvy they possess to negotiate challenging leadership contexts with a confidence born of competence. Rev. Mehr-Muska has been accepted into this program and will start in May 2022. “I applied to this executive leadership program with the hope that it will provide me with inspiration, wisdom, and practical strategies that will be of benefit to the clergy team, staff, and layleaders as we lead the church from this time of pandemic to its next exciting chapter of connection, inclusion, belonging, flourishing, impact, and joy,” said Tracy. Drawing on best practices from leaders in church, business, public service and beyond, the program’s interdisciplinary approach serves the fundamental goal of promoting capable women to thrive in God’s calling in a way that has theological integrity and a sophisticated philosophy and practice.
Each year, Iron Sharpening Iron selects women to participate in the 2-year program, at the end of which they will receive an Executive Certificate in Leadership. Intentionally gathering women at different places in their call — Associate Pastors, Solo Pastors, Senior Pastors and Heads of Staff — Iron Sharpening Iron is a commitment that leads to a credential that will open doors for longterm leadership goals. Rev. Mehr-Muska will continue in her role as Minister of Mid/later Life while participating in this program. Congratulations, Tracy!