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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Pastoral study grants

The Louisville Institute Pastoral Study Project Grant awards grants of up to $20,000 to support individual or collaborative study projects on Christian life, religious practices and institutions, and ideas for the church, communities or the world. Clergy, lay leaders and staff working in diverse Christian contexts in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply. Deadline is August 1.

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