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Aleta Payne

Senior editor, Faith & Leadership

Faith & Leadership
apayne@div.duke.edu


Aleta Payne joined Faith & Leadership in November 2019. Aleta’s role as senior editor combines her experience in newspaper and magazine journalism with her work at faith-based nonprofits, including the North Carolina Council of Churches and Johnson Service Corps. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke, and has completed a two-year program on Anglicanism and social justice through the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary. 

Aleta writes occasional commentary for the opinion pages of the News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer and is also a published poet and essayist. She is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where she serves as a lay Eucharistic minister and is active with several of the parish’s justice ministries.

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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