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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Pastoral study grants

The Louisville Institute Pastoral Study Project Grant awards grants of up to $20,000 to support individual or collaborative study projects on Christian life, religious practices and institutions, and ideas for the church, communities or the world. Clergy, lay leaders and staff working in diverse Christian contexts in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply. Deadline is August 1.

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