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Bob Wells

Faith & Leadership associate editor, retired

Bob Wells, who retired in 2019,  joined Duke Divinity School in August 2000 after serving for 10 years in communications at Duke University Medical Center. Before that, he was a reporter for 10 years, working at The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer, the Arkansas Gazette and the Pine Bluff (Ark.) Commercial. He is a graduate of Hendrix College and the Duke University School of Law.

'We have been resurrected'

Two years ago, tiny Saint Cyprian’s Episcopal Church was dying. Today, to everyone’s surprise, it is beginning to thrive. It’s a testament to the work of dedicated lay leaders in the historically African-American congregation and a retired white Lutheran pastor.

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Grants and fellowships to serve the church

The Louisville Institute offers grant and fellowship programs to bridge the church and the academy and enrich the life of the church in North America. Applications are now open for six programs in 2025:

  • Pastoral Study Project 
  • Grant for Researchers 
  • First Book Grant for Scholars of Color 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dissertation Fellowship 
  • Doctoral Fellowship
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