The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

Elsa Swift Bakkum

Assistant Director for Training, Education for Ministry

B.A. Goshen College; Certificates in Pastoral Counseling, Clinical Pastoral Education Residency, M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary

Elsa Swift Bakkum

Bakkum is the Education for Ministry assistant director for training. In addition, she serves as a trainer of mentors to which she brings experience as an EfM mentor and coordinator for the Diocese of Southern Virginia. She divides her time between Yorktown, Va., and Sewanee, Tenn. She is a spiritual director and an accomplished organist. Previously self-employed she created liturgies, designed retreats and facilitated small groups such as a Dream Group, Enneagram Group, and support groups of various kinds. Other formative and generative experiences include homebirthing and homeschooling three sons.


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