D.C. Metro Area Fellows

The application period for the upcoming 2015-16 Fellows Program is closed.
The Fellows Program application period will open again on February 1, 2016.

C.S. Lewis Institute
8001 Braddock Rd, Suite 301
Springfield, VA 22151
Email: fellows@cslewisinstitute.org
Phone: 703-914-5602, ext. 5114 / Fax: 703-894-1072

The C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows Program in the D.C. Metro Area is designed to develop disciples who can articulate, defend and live faith in Christ in public and personal life. The basis of the program is to help mature believers go deeper in their faith through a year-long training in discipleship of heart and mind. Through solid lectures, readings, small group discussions, Bible study, and one-on-one mentoring, the Fellows Program has proven to provide a transformational experience for those who go through the year-long program.

Michael Ramsden, Director of the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics, calls the program “the most effective discipleship program I’ve seen anywhere in the world.” Gail Thompson, a Christian counselor and former Fellow, calls it “the single most effective resource I’ve experienced in my 34 years of ministry”.

For a full description of the elements of the Fellows Program, click here


Thomas A. Tarrants, III, D. Min., Director, Washington Area Fellows Program
E-mail / ph. 703-914-5602

Tom Tarrants has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1978 and served as President of the C.S. Lewis Institute from 1998 to April 2010. Prior to coming to the Institute, he served as co-pastor of Christ Our Shepherd Church in Washington, D.C. He is the author of two books, and consults with churches and organizations seeking to develop discipleship programs and materials to strengthen the local church. Tom holds a Master of Divinity Degree, as well as a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Christian Spirituality. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Church Alliance.


Melanie Sorli, Program Coordinator, Washington Area Fellows Program 
E-mail / ph. 703-914-5602

After completing her Masters in Business Administration at Boston University, Melanie worked with urban churches and faith-based organizations in Boston for 7 years as part of the Emmanuel Gospel Center, where she helped build educational supports, worked in development and provided organizational consulting to urban churches and communities in the Boston area. In 2005 she and her husband Gisle came to Alexandria where they have been raising their three boys among wonderful neighbors and friends. 

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