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Demorris A. Lee

Demorris A. Lee is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Tampa, Fla. He has been a journalist for about 17 years, working for newspapers in North Carolina and Florida.

Diving for the cross

A small Florida city hosts what is believed to be the world’s largest Epiphany celebration. For the Greek Orthodox teenage boys who dive for the ritual’s white wooden cross, the event is also a chance at their own epiphany concerning the role of God in their lives.

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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