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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Ideas for Advent from

Check out the Zeteo Resource Guide for Advent to find links to a number of different Advent series ideas: 

  • Topical Advent series like “Follow the Star” and “Advent Waiting”
  • Lectionary-based worship plans for year B
  • An Advent art video meditation series
  • Advent candle series about faith stories, peace, and more
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