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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.

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Scholarships available for Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising course

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving will award 12 half-tuition scholarships to be used for one of the 2023 Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising online cohorts. Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2022.

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is designed for religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles. Typical titles of attendees include: clergy, judicatory executives, development leaders, professionals at faith-based organizations and lay leaders who have some responsibilities with funding or finances. Scholarship criteria include both demonstrated financial need as well as the potential for applying course learnings in your current professional context.

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