Auburn equips leaders of faith and moral courage. We offer a broad variety of consulting services to help leaders and their institutions and organizations understand the challenges and opportunities that confront them. Our clients include a range of faith-based NGOs, theological schools and seminaries, denominations and congregations.

Our experienced consultants use Auburn’s extensive collection of data and original research on theological education and faith leadership to help institutions understand the challenges and find pathways to innovative solutions. Auburn will design consulting to meet your needs and budget.

Examples of areas of engagement:

  • Institutional strategy and innovation
  • Faculty and curricular development
  • Program evaluation
  • Multi-faith education and integration in theological education
  • Modes of teaching and learning, including online
  • Theological student debt

If your institution’s needs do not fit neatly into one of the foregoing categories, Auburn may still be able to help. Our consultants are available for initial conversations at no cost. If Auburn does not have the expertise to assist you, we may be able to recommend other sources.


  • Christian Scharen
  • Sharon Miller
  • Other Auburn staff as needed

From a Theological School Dean . . .

The hallways in Seminary Hall and my inbox are filled with so much praise and gratitude for the work you led us through this past weekend.  It was the culmination of a great process you designed for our school. We now have a faculty that has finally come together, embraced of shared vision, and, most importantly, gained a sense of hope and possibility.

I don’t have the words to thank you for your work with us, and so “Thank You!” will have to suffice for now.  Those simple words, however, cannot begin to express my gratitude for your wisdom, your patience with us as a faculty, for your adaptability throughout this process, and for your determination to get us to a new and healthier place.  What a resounding success your work with us has been, and we are better for it.

Gracias!  Muchas, muchas gracias!