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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Grants and fellowships to serve the church

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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