Kara Root is the pastor of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, a Christian community that shapes its life around worship, hospitality and Sabbath rest. She is a trained spiritual director and certified Christian Educator in the PCUSA. Root has written for publications including Sparkhouse, Working Preacher, Patheos and leads retreats and workshops on Sabbath rest, prayer practices and church leadership and transformation. She blogs at in the hereandnow
“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.