Sarah E. Forsyth

Associate Director, Thriving Congregations Coordination Program

The Rev. Sarah E. Forsyth is the Associate Director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School. In addition, she regularly serves as an instructor at Duke Divinity School with classes on Formation and Discipleship, Homiletics and Bible. She holds degrees from Gordon College in Massachusetts and Duke Divinity School. Following the completion of her Masters of Divinity degree, Sarah served for several years as a pastor with a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before that, Sarah worshipped and served in a wide variety of congregational contexts including United Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist, Church of the Brethren and Anglican. Her faith has been enriched by each of these communities. Sarah brings a spirit of wonder and a care for all parts of God’s creation to this work.

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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