Elizabeth Tamez Méndez

Director of Programs and Grants, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity

The Rev. Dr. Tamez serves as a director of programs and grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, where she oversees the Innovation Grant and Seek The Welfare. Dr. Tamez is also the founder and executive director of New Generation3, an international organization dedicated to training leaders, conducting research, producing resources and providing consulting services to educational, religious, corporate and non-profit groups. She is a specialist in multicultural youth development, strategic planning, DEI and design thinking; has 25 years of diverse ministerial experience; and holds a Ph.D. in Leadership from Andrews University. She is originally from Mexico City, has a previous career in architecture and design and is passionate about developing emerging leaders for the church and community.

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Louisville Institute now accepting 2024 program applications

The Louisville Institute is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 grant and fellowship funding season.

Since 1990, LI has funded more than 2,700 grants and fellowships totaling $57.7 million to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices and movement. Their grantees and fellows include pastoral leaders, researchers, early career and seasoned scholars and many others in the United States and Canada whose work resonates with LI’s mission to bridge church and academy.

There are seven funding opportunities available for 2024.

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