The Rev. Dr. Craig Kocher is university chaplain and Jessie Ball duPont Chair of the Chaplaincy at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Previously, he served as senior pastor of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, and as associate dean of the chapel and director of religious life at Duke. Kocher holds a B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master of divinity degree from Duke University, and a doctor of ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.
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.