Rev. Dr. Rick Diamond is the Director of the Intersectional Program at Northwind Seminary.
Rick holds degrees in English from Baylor University. He was an award-winning Instructor of
English for a decade before becoming a United Methodist minister in 1996.
He earned a Doctor of Ministry
degree from Drew University in 2001.
Dr. Diamond has served as a pastor at mainline churches and then became the founding pastor of Journey Imperfect Faith Community, an experiment in open-source, post-religious church in Austin, TX. He served there for 17 years.
Rick has led hundreds of regional and national workshops, retreats, and classes on issues in rethinking scripture, men's spirituality, 21st-century church, spiritual formation, and more.
He is an adjunct faculty member at Drew University and Austin Seminary. He is also the host of the podcast: "Rick and Jesus Knock Shit Over".
Rick and his wife, Christina Wisdom, live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he reads, draws, fishes, writes, and gets in good trouble.
The Program for Intersectional Church Leadership is designed to equip leaders across denominations – and
faiths – as they explore the many paths and opportunities in the decades ahead. What is God doing, whether
in how we create and experience community, social justice, theological formation, and more – and what is the
part each of us is called to play? Let’s discover, together.
Whether you are a pastor, rector, priest, minister, rabbi, imam, pastoral caregiver, church leader, parachurch
leader, spiritual creative, worship leader, writer- or artist-in-residence in a spiritual setting, worker for social
justice, pilgrim, or simply someone who loves God and loves people and is looking for tools and insights to
help you follow your heart’s calling, the Program for Intersectional Church Leadership is for you.
Intersectional Church Leadership
COURSE OF STUDY - 36 Credits
Students will enjoy Oxford-Style Courses with an assigned Faculty Mentor.
Tutorial Courses: 3-credit courses
Theology in the Ruins
Emerging Culture and Contexts
Experiential Alternative Worship Curation
Leading and Listening in the Intersectional Church
Portfolio Experience - six-credit courses
Portfolio Research Methods
Portfolio Research I
Portfolio Research II
Students will be encouraged to publish their Portfolio Paper on the Northwind site and as a Monograph for wider distribution in select peer-review journals.
$300 per credit hour
Application - Waived
Enrollment - $300
Library - Waived
Graduation - $300