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The Academy for Leadership Excellence

228 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

919-208-2169, Main Number/Joni Earp, Administrative Assistant
919-256-9729, William H. Gattis, Executive Director
919-334-6092, Leah Wiebe-Smith, Associate Director

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The Academy for Leadership Excellence is located in downtown Raleigh, at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church, one block west of the State Capitol building on Edenton Street.

The entrance for the Academy for Leadership Excellence is located on the back side of the facility at the circle entry.


Please visit the ESUMC website for detailed parking information.


  • January 25-27, 2016

    Large Church Pastors’ Retreat

    Location: Blockade Runner Resort, Wrghtsville, NC

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  • March 8, 2016

    Providing Support for Veterans and their Families Dealing with Trauma and Moral Injury

    Location: Edenton Street UMC

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