"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind." St. Paul
The Winston-Salem Fellows Program boasts not only one of the most robust and dynamic course offerings, but also one of the most preeminent faculties in the country, including a collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership, consistently rated among the top leadership development programs in the world.
Dr. Jack Wilkerson
Jack Wilkerson is professor of accountancy in the Wake Forest University School of Business. He joined Wake Forest's Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy in 1989 as an accounting professor specializing in corporate financial reporting, and he served as dean of the Calloway School from 1997 to 2008. During 2008, Jack was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, working on the Foundation's Preparing for the Professions (PPP) research project as well as its Business, Entrepreneurship, and Liberal Learning (BELL) project. More recently, from 2012 to 2014, he served as senior associate dean, accountancy programs, in the School of Business. Jack was actively engaged in the work of the Pathways Commission on Accounting Higher Education from 2010 until 2014 and was a member of the AICPA Task Force on the Future of Learning from 2013 until 2014. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and worked at the University of Georgia and Arthur Andersen prior to joining Wake Forest University. Jack and his wife Sally have been married 42 years and have three daughters and four grandchildren.
Dr. Clay Cooke
Clay Cooke received a Ph.D. in Theology and Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Theology from the Free University of Amsterdam. He is currently a Research Fellow at New City Commons and has recently served as Theologian in Residence at First Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In his role with New City Commons, a national network of scholars and Christian thought leaders, Clay studies the intersection of the Christian faith with our culture. His research with New City Commons focuses on the discipline of Theology and Culture, especially as it relates to the challenges of faithful Christian discipleship in the late modern world.
He is married to Bekah and the father of two children, Ever and Owen.
Nigel Alston is a popular motivational speaker, columnist, talk show host, trainer and meeting facilitator. His magnificent obsession is to continuously develop and use his God-given talents to influence the future development of people and organizations to learn and grow beyond their current reach and enjoy this journey called life. He is on a mission delivering motivational messages of hope, uplift and inspiration. These messages are designed to encourage people to...make life count!
A graduate of Livingstone College, he had a long prestigious career at Integon/GMAC Insurance. In 1992, he became a certified instructor for Dale Carnegie and Development Dimensions International. He began writing weekly columns for the Winston-Salem Journal in 2010 and has hosted a talk show and a podcast called Motivational Moments. He was a contributing writer in the book Success and Happiness: Leading Experts Reveal Their Secrets and has received too many awards to list.
He currently is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Black Repertory which hosts the bi-annual National Black Theater Festival. He has been married to his beautiful wife Sarah for many years.
Joe Moore grew up in the state of Virginia, first in Alexandria, a suburb of DC and later in Warsaw, a rural community in the eastern part of the state. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Religion from James Madison University. He also has two certificates in Spiritual Formation—one from Columbia Theological University and the other from Renovare’. He has worked with InterVarsity since 1977. He started out as a Campus Staff member, served eighteen years as an Area Director and five years as an Associate Director for the Blue Ridge Region. He currently serves as the Co-Director for Spiritual Formation and Prayer. He has been married to Patti for 35 years and they have two grown sons. Joe loves working in the yard, reading, walking, and playing with his Labrador, Winnie.
Robert Alexander, MBA, is the Operations Officer of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, NC and its network of sister churches. He is the former Director of eCommerce and Mass Markets for PECO Energy and Southern Regional Vice President of Constellation Energy and is the author of Professionals: Men and Women Partnering with the Trinity in Everyday Life and The Gospel-Centered Life at Work. Rob and his wife Rebecca also teach a multi-campus Graduate Student Fellowship focused on faith and life integration. They have two children, Kate and Jonathan.
Founded in 1970, The Center For Creative Leadership is consistently ranked in the top 5 leadership development programs in the world.