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Les Carpenter

Rector

The Rev. Les Carpenter became the rector of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in a suburb of Houston, Texas, in December 2012. Previously, he served as associate rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis with a focus on young adult ministries. He received his M.Div. from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and his B.A. from the College of William and Mary with a double concentration in economics and religion. Carpenter studied improv comedy in Indianapolis, where he also played on a professional team. He has performed improv in several venues around Houston, including Station Theater and Beta Theater.

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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