James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Duke Divinity School
Richard Lischer is the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Duke Divinity School and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author of “The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America,” “The End of Words” and “Open Secrets,” Lischer has taught and lectured widely in practical theology, ministry, religious autobiography and preaching.
He received a lifetime achievement award in 2007 from the Academy of Homiletics.
“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.