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Nicole Havelka

Associate conference minister for youth, Iowa UCC

Nicole M. Havelka is the associate conference minister for youth and young adult ministries in the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Nicole Havelka: Denial

Denial -- the willful failure to look facts in the face -- can debilitate the life of Christian institutions and their leaders.

Nicole M. Havelka: The return myth

Demystifying ourselves can be difficult, because it involves admitting we were wrong.

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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