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Kara K. Root

Pastor, Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church

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

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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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