Mark Yaconelli


Mark Yaconelli is a writer, retreat leader, community builder, spiritual director and storycatcher. He is the founder and executive director of The Hearth and he previously co-founded and served as program director for the Center for Engaged Compassion.

The author of six books, he holds a master of arts from the Graduate Theological Union and a graduate diploma in the art of spiritual direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants

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.

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