Caroline McCall

Caroline McCall

Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor of Congregational Studies
BA, Drew University
MPH, MPP, University of California Berkeley 
MTS, Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Curriculum Vitae


Caroline McCall was born in Denver, Colorado and attended high school in central New York State. She earned a BA from Drew University (Madison, NJ) with majors in economics and English literature before moving to California to attend the University of California, Berkeley. At UCB Caroline earned master’s degrees in public health and public policy, after which she worked in the public and non-profit sectors for several years. In 1997, Caroline began working in management consulting, serving health care organizations, and then in 2000 she launched an independent consulting business providing organization development consulting to public, non-profit, and philanthropic organizations focused on health care, education, and early childhood.

Caroline began consulting in the Episcopal Church in 2007. She spent a decade providing consulting, training, and coaching within the Episcopal dioceses of California, Northern California. Olympia, New Jersey, Central Pennsylvania, and Oregon. She has also worked with the Diocese of New Westminster in the Anglican Church of Canada. In 2012, Caroline enrolled part-time at CDSP, where she completed her MTS in 2015. While a student at CDSP, Caroline shifted all of her consulting work to the church and launched the Center for Church Vitality. Caroline joined the faculty of CDSP in 2016 and is excited to lead the field education program and to offer organization and congregational development skills to those who will lead our church now and in the future.

Caroline lives with her spouse, Eric Martin and has one child in college and one still at home. She is an active member at All Souls Parish in Berkeley and volunteers at Berkeley Animal Care Services.

Why I Teach:

Teaching is a way of sharing and exploring things I am passionate about – with the hope that those I teach will find joy and energy from learning with me. I believe healthy leadership and vital congregations are necessary for the witness of our faith. I am also convinced that the work of congregational development and leadership enhances human capacity for joining in God’s mission. I teach at CDSP so that I can provide our students with tools, skills, and knowledge that will prepare them to serve as leaders in whatever form their vocation takes.  I love to learn with and from those I teach – while teaching I receive new insights, am inspired to ask new questions, and deepen my own thinking. 

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Theological Field Education I and II
  • Preparation for Field Education
  • Continuing Praxis in Field Education
  • Leadership for Ministry I and II

Recent Presentations:

  • Trainer, College for Congregational Development, Diocese of Northern California (2015-2017), Olympia (2016), Rochester (2017), Spokane (2019)
  • “Tools for Developing Intercultural Competence” Association of Theological Schools Biennial Meeting, June 2018
  • “Mindset: Implications for Christian Leadership,” Leadership Development Day, Diocese of Northern California, November 3, 2016
  • “The Generative Power of Appreciative Inquiry,” Equipping the Beloved Community, Diocese of California, August 27, 2016
  • “Using Meetings to Energize for Mission,” Equipping the Beloved Community, Diocese of California, May 14, 2016
  • “Building the Capacity and Commitment for Shared Ministry,” Equipping the Beloved Community, Diocese of California, May 14, 2016
  • “Wise and Faithful Leadership,” Equipping the Beloved Community, Diocese of California, January 30, 2016
  • “Training for Interim Ministry,” Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, September 28-October 1, 2014 and February 24-27, 2016
  • “Working with Conflict and (Re)Developing Trust,” Equipping the Beloved Community, Diocese of California, August 29, 2015
  • “Effective and Sustainable Group Decisions,” Equipping the Beloved Community, Diocese of California, August 29, 2015
  • “Appreciative Inquiry in Congregational Development and Planning,” Equipping the Beloved Community, Diocese of California, May 2, 2015
  • “Congregational Life Cycle and Health,” Equipping the Beloved Community, Diocese of California, May 2, 2015
  • “Training for Congregational Consultants,” Dioceses of Olympia, Spokane, and Oregon, March 13-14, 2015
  • “Strengthening the Body of Christ,” Diocese of California, May 17 and August 23, 2014
  • “Training for Congregational Consultants,” Diocese of California, September 5-6, 2014