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Madelaine Jerousek-Smith

Journalist

Madelaine Jerousek-Smith is a freelance writer and editor based in Des Moines, Iowa, whose work includes magazine, web and newspaper stories. She has worked as an editor for the University of Iowa and a reporter for the Des Moines Register.

How to reach out to your community

A founder of an innovative flood-recovery project in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers advice for others interested in community outreach.

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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