Kenneth H. Carter Jr.

UMC Bishop

Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. serves as resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and as bishop in residence and consulting faculty at Duke Divinity School. He formerly served as president of the Council of Bishops of the UMC, as resident bishop of the Florida Conference of the UMC, and as a moderator of the Commission on a Way Forward.

He is author most recently of “Unrelenting Grace: A United Methodist Way of Life” (Abingdon, 2023) and "God Will Make a Way: Spiritual Life and Leadership in a Contested Season" (Abingdon, 2021). He is also the author of two books with Audrey Warren, "Fresh Expressions of People over Property" (Abingdon, 2020) and "Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church" (Abingdon, 2018).

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Louisville Institute now accepting 2024 program applications

The Louisville Institute is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 grant and fellowship funding season.

Since 1990, LI has funded more than 2,700 grants and fellowships totaling $57.7 million to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices and movement. Their grantees and fellows include pastoral leaders, researchers, early career and seasoned scholars and many others in the United States and Canada whose work resonates with LI’s mission to bridge church and academy.

There are seven funding opportunities available for 2024.

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