Henry Zonio is a sociologist and expert on how children’s religious education contributes to race and gender inequities in society. His research focuses on childhood/adolescence, social inequalities, religion and education.
Zonio brings more than 25 years of practical children’s ministry to his research. In addition to writing and speaking on issues of diversity in the church, he is the director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Asbury University and teaches sociology courses at the university. Zonio also serves on the board of the Children’s Spirituality Summit and on the Equity Audit team for the Godly Play Foundation.
“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.