James Wesley Dennis III

Associate Program Director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School

The Rev. Dr. James Wesley Dennis III serves as an Associate Program Director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School, where he works with Foundations of Christian Leadership and Reflective Leadership Grants and directs the Innovation Grants program. An ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, James has served congregations in South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as the connectional church. He graduated from Morehouse College, Vanderbilt Divinity School and Candler School of Theology (Emory University). He enjoys good food, fine cigars and dating his wife, Mrs. Joslyn White Dennis.

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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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