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Equipping Collegiate Leaders to Become City Leaders

Our mission as the Knoxville Fellows Program is to increase God-principled leadership in Knoxville by equipping and developing the next generation of servant leaders to seek the peace of our city.


Privileged to live in the heart of Knoxville, fourteen post-graduate men and women experience the joys and challenges of committed relationships as they eat together, serve together, and pray together.


The Fellows explore what kind of work they are made to do. While working four days a week and spending focused time with city leaders, the Fellows discern their calling as they walk in the work God has prepared for them.


The Fellows spend each Friday taking graduate-level courses on spiritual formation and leadership. At the end of the program, each Fellow will receive a master’s degree in Ethics and Public Leadership from Johnson University.


In addition to the weekly work and class schedule the Fellows take part in 10 retreats throughout the year. These trips are designed to foster group unity and to create space for spiritual rest and rejuvenation.