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Advanced Ministerial Development (AMD)


Advanced Ministerial Development (AMD) is built around the mentoring relationship between a ministry context mentor and an individual seminarian in area churches or community ministry settings. It fosters the formation of ministry practitioners who are intentional about theological reflection to create insightful religious practice. Two credits are required for the Master of  Divinity (MDiv) program at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (SDATS) at Andrews University. 

AMD provides MDiv students with opportunities at The Grace Place to:

- Clarify the nature of their calling.
- Develop ministry competencies with the guidance of a field mentor.
- Engage their spouse and children in the realities of ministry in order to gauge the couple/family fit for ministry. *Excerpt retrieved from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

For more information about completing your Advanced Ministerial Development (AMD) at The Grace Place please contact us using the form below. We are excited to welcome you to The Grace Place AMD team.


 A graduate of Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology (1984), Dr. Williams received her Master of Divinity from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University (1989). She graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a Doctor of Ministry (1998) and holds the distinction of being the first non-Episcoplian to receive the prestigious Fellowship from the College of Preachers, National Cathedral, Washington, DC  


The first female Senior Pastor in our denomination, for over two decades Dr. Williams served as senior pastor of multi-staff churches in parish ministry before joining the Seminary faculty December, 2009. In February, 2013, she founded The Grace Place, a thriving community church plant in South Bend, Indiana, and learning lab for seminarians. On May 1, 2016, she was recognized by Andrews University with the annual JN Andrews Medallion, the highest university award for excellence in teaching. In March, 2017, she was the first Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary female professor to receive the university-wide Daniel Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award.  In September 2017, Dr. Williams received, from her alma mater, the Washington Adventist University (WAU) annual Visionaries Gala award for Excellence in Scholarship and Transformational Pastoral Service.

To learn more about our pastor and her international ministry click here Hyveth Williams Ministries


Dr. Hyveth Williams


Tariro A. Mutindori
AMD/Young Adult Pastor

This team's strength exists in the diversity of representation from volunteer pastors studying at The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University (SDATS).
(s) SDAT Seminarian 
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