Jennifer Willis


Jennifer Willis is a writer and editor in Portland, Ore. She has written for The Oregonian, The Christian Science Monitor,, The Writer, Religion and Politics, Spirituality & Health,, and other print and online publications. She is also the author of the young adult/urban fantasy series "Valhalla." Find her online at

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Grants and fellowships to serve the church

The Louisville Institute offers grant and fellowship programs to bridge the church and the academy and enrich the life of the church in North America. Applications are now open for six programs in 2025:

  • Pastoral Study Project 
  • Grant for Researchers 
  • First Book Grant for Scholars of Color 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dissertation Fellowship 
  • Doctoral Fellowship
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