Welcome to the
Institute for Pastoral Leadership
Our Institute is part of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, the theological school of the Archdiocese of Chicago. This Institute combines the programming previously offered by the Institute for Lay Formation and the Institute for Ongoing Formation along with advanced degree programs of the graduate School of Theology. With this new mission, our Institute serves the ongoing education and formation needs of the ordained, both priests and deacons, as well as the initial and ongoing formation of the laity and vowed religious. Dr. Linda Couri is the Director of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership.