What a remarkable thing that preachers look out each Sunday and see a congregation of people who are bent over by sin, illness, and burdens too heavy for them to bear.
Senior director, United Methodist services
The Rev. W. Joseph Mann coordinates ministry with United Methodists in North Carolina and directs a number of programs, including Course of Study and Convocation and Pastors’ School. For many years, he also has served as a Divinity School faculty member, teaching a course on leadership in small-membership churches. Before coming to Leadership Education in February 2010, the Rev. Mann was director of the Rural Church Division of The Duke Endowment. The Rural Church Division assists rural United Methodist churches in North Carolina through grants for programs and building projects. Prior to his work at The Duke Endowment, he spent five years as the director of continuing education for Duke Divinity School. Mr. Mann has served on several denominational boards and agencies of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is a member of the Board of Institutions of the North Carolina Conference. He earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees at Yale University Divinity School.
Applications Open for the 2023 Reflective Leadership Grant
This grant program is for leaders who are ready to design the next chapter in their ministry. We welcome applicants who serve in a range of leadership roles, from project director to senior administrator, and who are working in a variety of organizations, including denominations, seminaries, church-related colleges, consultancies, congregations, Christian nonprofits, Christian social enterprises and others.
The application deadline is May 15, 2023.