Chris Aho

Director, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Thriving Congregations Initiative

Chris Aho is the director of the Thriving Congregations Initiative for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, where he also focuses on ministry innovation. Aho has master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Duke Divinity School. He and his family live in Durham, North Carolina.

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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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