Author

Patrick B. Reyes

Senior director of learning design, Forum for Theological Exploration

Patrick B. Reyes is the author of the award-winning book "Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood." A Chicano educator, administrator and institutional strategist, he currently serves as senior director of learning design at the Forum for Theological Exploration, where his portfolio includes oversight of organizational thought leadership, resource development and annual grant funding.

The Children’s Defense Fund selected "Nobody Cries" as the first book for its inaugural book club in 2019, and recognized him in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 as a “Great Teacher and Preacher.” He is president-elect of the Religious Education Association and serves on several boards supporting the next generation of religious leaders and educators of color. His current book project "The Purpose Gap: Creating Conditions for a Life of Meaning and Purpose" will be released by Westminster John Knox Press in spring 2021. Learn more at www.patrickbreyes.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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