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Elaine Ellis Thomas

Associate rector and chaplain, St. Paul's Memorial Church at the University of Virginia

The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas is an associate rector and chaplain at St. Paul's Memorial Church at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She earned an M.Div. from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. She has done reconciliation work in Coventry, England, and Cape Town, South Africa and held an internship at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. A former organist and choirmaster, she has been principally responsible for liturgy, formation and pastoral care while forming connections across the Charlottesville region as a leader of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective.

 

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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