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Kenneth H. Carter Jr.

UMC Bishop

Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. serves as resident bishop of the Florida Area of the United Methodist Church and as resident bishop at Duke Divinity School. He formerly served as president of the Council of Bishops of the UMC and as a moderator of the Commission on a Way Forward.

He is author most recently of "A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Scriptural Imagination" (Upper Room, 2020) and "Embracing the Wideness of God’s Mercy" (Abingdon, 2019). He is also the author of two books with Audrey Warren, "Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church" (Abingdon, 2018) and "Fresh Expressions of People over Property" (Abingdon, 2020).

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Lake Institute on Faith & Giving will award 12 half-tuition scholarships to be used for one of the 2023 Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising online cohorts. Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2022.

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is designed for religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles. Typical titles of attendees include: clergy, judicatory executives, development leaders, professionals at faith-based organizations and lay leaders who have some responsibilities with funding or finances. Scholarship criteria include both demonstrated financial need as well as the potential for applying course learnings in your current professional context.

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