Vice president and dean, Christian Theological Seminary
Leah Gunning Francis is vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. Prior to that, she served as assistant professor of Christian education and associate dean of contextual education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. She earned her Ph.D. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2009 and her M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2001. She is the author of the book "Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community."
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.