Associate dean and director, Sewanee School of Theology
Courtney Cowart is the associate dean and director of the Beeken Center at the Sewanee School of Theology. Previously she served as regional director of Calling Congregations at The Fund for Theological Education. She is a survivor of 9/11 and served in the recovery of ground zero from historic St. Paul’s Chapel. She previously served as the co-director of the Office of Disaster Response for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Cowart also has worked in the field of philanthropy for Trinity Church Wall Street and prepared candidates for ordination at the General Theological Seminary in New York. She is a frequent speaker on the subject of sacred activism.
She has a Th.D. from General Theological Seminary and is the author of “An American Awakening: From Ground Zero to Katrina the People We Are Free to Be.”
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.