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Cherry Crayton

Writer

Cherry Crayton is a writer, editor and brand strategist in Garner, North Carolina. She works at NC State University's College of Education and previously worked at Campbell University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University, including serving as an assistant editor at Faith & Leadership. She attends Saint Andrews United Methodist Church. She earned her bachelor's and master's in curriculum and instruction from NC State.

Despite being a small, rural congregation in an impoverished part of North Carolina, Sandy Plains United Methodist Church has sent a large proportion of its members into mission, leaving some to wonder: How has this tiny church produced so many leaders?

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Four ministries receive awards for catalyzing transformation

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.

Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.

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