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A Unique Opportunity for Emerging Faith Leaders


Cohort and Pre-Festival Offering
July 11

with special cohort sessions throughout the festival

You’re dreaming of a different kind of church. So are we.

What is it?

LeadNow! is a select group of seminarians, first-call ministers & faith leaders from around the country – a diverse cohort of forward-thinking friends & colleagues committed to encouraging & supporting each other as we lead our communities toward a more just and equitable future.

Who can participate?

LeadNow! is open to individuals who are currently enrolled in seminary or who have graduated within the past five years and are currently serving in a first-call ministry placement. There’s no fee to participate.

LeadNow! Includes:
  • Full scholarship for festival registration & camping
  • Free registration for LeadNow! Pre-Festival Camp
  • Access to year-round online cohort gatherings
  • Virtual events with some of Wild Goose Festival’s most popular speakers

LeadNow! Pre-Festival Camp July 10, 2024 (on-site)
Wild Goose Festival July 11-14, 2023 Union Grove, NC

Register Now!

If you’re a current seminarian or graduated and are in your first ministry placement, apply today!

Simply click the button below and a member of our team will get back to you once your application has been reviewed.

LeadNow! Application

LeadNow! Facilitators

Jacqui Buschor

Jacqui (she/her) is a pastor and passionate cultivator of community. Along with her small, urban congregation, she enjoys exploring playful and creative new ways to do church and share life together.


Jones (they/them) is a queer non-binary trouble maker, a grassroots mobilizer, and a lover. They are committed to courageously inclusive community.

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