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Melissa Earley

United Methodist Pastor

Melissa Earley is the lead pastor of First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights, IL. She has written for the Christian Century and United Methodist Disciplines. She is also active in the Chicago story-telling community and recently won her first Moth Story Slam. She blogs at www.melissa-earley.com.

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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