Mark Ralls

District superintendent, Western North Carolina Conference, UMC

The Rev. Dr. Mark Ralls is a district superintendent in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before that, he was senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina; senior minister of Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and of Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester, New York.

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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