Ian Carr McPherson
Associate Pastor, United Church of Chapel Hill
The Rev. Ian Carr McPherson (he/they) is an associate pastor at the United Church of Chapel Hill and a North Carolina native. Ian is called to work for civic formation, accompanying communities inspired by ancient wisdom in their pursuit of personal, communal and societal transformation. Like his spiritual forebears, the charismatics and Pentecostals, Ian sees his call weaving together deep attentiveness to personal spiritual gifts and fiery devotion to the Spirit’s transgressive work through -- and for the sake of -- community.
The Sabbatical Grant for Researchers (SGR) offers grants up to $40,000 to support academic sabbatical leave for projects about Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, religious trends and movements, Christian and other faith-based institutions and religion and social issues. Louisville Institute is especially interested in projects that demonstrate a desire to bridge the North American church and academy.
SGR is most often used to supplement an existing semester sabbatical with a second term or semester. Typical applicants are fully employed in accredited academic institutions and are eligible for a full year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities. Grants awarded in the 2024 cycle will fund sabbaticals taking place during the 2024-2025 academic year or during the 2025 calendar year.
Applications are due November 1, 2023.Learn More