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
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.
Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.