Jason Byassee

Senior minister, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto

The Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee the senior minister of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto, Canada. For seven years before that, he served as the inaugural Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics at Vancouver School of Theology. Previously, he was senior pastor of Boone United Methodist Church in the Western North Carolina Conference.

He worked at Duke Divinity School from 2008-2011, writing and teaching about theology and leadership with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity and editing the now-discontinued Call & Response blog at Faith & Leadership for much of that time.

He serves as a contributing editor to Christian Century, where he was an assistant editor from 2004-2008. He is author of "Trinity: The God We Don't Know" (Abingdon, 2015), "The Gifts of the Small Church" (Abingdon, 2010), "Reading Augustine: A Guide to Confessions" (Cascade, 2006), "An Introduction to the Sayings of the Desert Fathers" (Cascade, 2007) and "Praise Seeking Understanding: Reading the Psalms with Augustine" (Eerdmans, 2007). He has a master of divinity and doctorate from Duke University. He also is the co-author, with Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, of "Faithful and Fractured: Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis."

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“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.

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