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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Nurturing Children Through Worship and Prayer Initiative

A new grant is available to support endeavors that help children come to know and love God and grow in faith.

The Nurturing Children Through Worship and Prayer Initiative aims to support programs that help congregations strengthen worship and prayer practices that respect how children experience God and express their faith, include children with disabilities, draw upon the arts, create opportunities for Bible storytelling, and connect worship to the daily lives of children and families.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. (ET) on May 6, 2024.

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