David J. Schlafer

Priest, educator, writer

The Rev. Dr. David J. Schlafer is an Episcopal priest who has taught theology and homiletics at seminaries of several denominational traditions. He has served on the staff of the College of Preachers and the faculty of the D.Min. in preaching programs of Chicago-area divinity schools. He has led preaching conferences across the United States, England and Canada.

Schlafer is the author or editor of 18 books on preaching. He is also an editor for Connections, a lectionary commentary series from Westminster John Knox. He serves as a consultant on preaching for individuals and preaches regularly in his home parish, Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda, Maryland.

Emily McGinley

Applications now open for Reflective Leadership Grants

“The Reflective Leadership Grant gave me space and resources to connect with colleagues from diverse traditions and hear about what God is up to across the church…” — Emily McGinley, City Church San Francisco

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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