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Mel Baars O'Malley

U.S. Army chaplain

The Rev. Dr. Mel Baars O'Malley is a major in the U.S. Army and serves as community chaplain at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Before her current assignment, she served as chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery and was deployed for one year as a chaplain at the largest detention facility in Afghanistan. A Presbyterian minister, she has a B.A. from Duke University, an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, an M.A. from the University of Cape Town, and a D.Min. from Erskine Theological School.

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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