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Courtney Cowart

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.”

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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