CTS Grad Called to Disciples Women
07/23/2014 | Alumni
Chesla T. Nickelson, a 2013 CTS graduate with a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, is the new Program Director/Merger Staff with Disciples Women. The announcement was made by Rev. Dr. Pat Donahoo, executive director, Disciples Women. In her new position, Chesla will facilitate, administer, and oversee activities in support of Women’s Resource Consultants, Just Women Magazine and leader guides, and the Leader Apprentice Program. She will also provide leadership and leadership-training to churches and women’s groups, lead Woman-to-Woman Worldwide experiences, and serve on the IDWM Executive Committee, as well as perform other duties. In addition, as a ‘merger’ position, Chesla’s responsibilities will include consulting with the National Convocation, and participating in the planning and implementation of the Convocation and the Black Ministers’ Retreat as they pertain to women’s events and ministry.
Chesla has served in various general ministries of the church and brings with her a wealth of information, experience and good relationships. She will continue the healthy connection between Disciples Women, Disciples Home Missions, and the National Convocation who work together to serve the Church and to provide opportunities for the entire church to be a movement for wholeness.
A native of Newport News, Virginia, Chesla Nickelson graduated from Spelman College with an undergrad degree in psychology and a minor in religion. She has served internships in the Division of Overseas Ministries, Reconciliation Ministries and comes most recently from a consultant role in Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation.