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Christi O. Brown

Pastoral associate for young adults

Christi O. Brown is a pastoral associate at First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, S.C. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). From 2008 to 2011, she served as a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity focusing on constituent development and thematic programs, including training for adaptive leadership and judicatory networking. An industrial engineer, Brown is a graduate of Wofford College, Clemson University and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Scars of hope

Everyone has scars and scar stories that are reminders of our wounds. But the scars of Christ are scars of hope, signs that God is with us through all things, says Christi O. Brown.

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Scholarships available for Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising course

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving will award 12 half-tuition scholarships to be used for one of the 2023 Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising online cohorts. Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2022.

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is designed for religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles. Typical titles of attendees include: clergy, judicatory executives, development leaders, professionals at faith-based organizations and lay leaders who have some responsibilities with funding or finances. Scholarship criteria include both demonstrated financial need as well as the potential for applying course learnings in your current professional context.

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