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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.

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Four ministries receive awards for catalyzing transformation

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.

Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.

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