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.

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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