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Michael W. Waters

Lead pastor of Abundant Life AME Church

Michael W. Waters is the founder and lead pastor of the Abundant Life African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Dallas, Texas. A pastor, professor, national award-winning author, activist and social commentator, he has appeared on ABC Nightline, CBS This Morning, National Public Radio and numerous other media outlets. As a current Emerson Collective Fellow, Waters is researching storytelling as pedagogy for inspiring civic action. You can find him at michaelwwaters.com and in the documentary “Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom.”

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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