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Daniel Vestal

Director, Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership, Mercer University

Daniel Vestal is a Distinguished University Professor of Baptist Leadership and director of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership at Mercer University. From 1996 to 2012, he was the executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Priot to that, he was instrumental in beginning CBF in 1990-1991. He has been a pastor of Baptist churches in Texas and Georgia for 27 years and has traveled extensively as a preacher and teacher. Educated at Baylor University (B.A. and M.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Th.D.), he was the founding chair of trustees for the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Vestal has written numerous articles, contributed to seven books and authored four books, including “Being the Presence of Christ: A Vision for Transformation.”

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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