About Esther Jadhav
For over two decades my work within the Church and Higher Education have allowed me the opportunity to understand the urgency and the need to cultivate cultural competencies that enhance the witness and work of the Church and the importance of educational communities to empower and equip individuals and organizations. While many factors inform my experience and training regarding coaching organizations and individuals in the area of racial dynamics, primary is having lived, engaged with and served interculturally majority of my life in varied racial and ethnic communities both domestically and internationally. I have learned of the significance of human dignity and humanity's deep longing of it. Academically, I have pursued disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology, and Theology. These academic disciplines have shaped my learning and informed my understanding of the richness and complexities of racial dynamics. In addition to being certified in Cultural Intelligence (CQ), I was most recently invited to serve as a member of the national research collaboration team, on Christians and racial justice and racial dynamics in U.S. Christian organizations conducted by Professor Glenn Bracey of Villanova, Barna Group, ReNew Partnerships, and Michael Emerson. I look forward to the opportunity of partnering with you in this work.
Areas of Expertise
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Serve to operationalize and mobilize the efforts of the Lexington District of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church as an Assistant to the District Superintendent. This work entails developing strategies to meet the needs and demands of the churches in the Lexington District to equip leadership teams to meet their goals for ministry and mission.
In this role I serve to provide institutional leadership and guidance across the university in all areas of cultural responsiveness with primary responsibility for institutional outcomes rooted in Asbury’s commitment to be a Christian Community that practices hospitality, mutuality, redemptive social action, and grace-filled reconciliation.