Sequola Collins

Director of bereavement, Russell Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

The Rev. Dr. Sequola Collins serves as director of bereavement at Russell Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina, and is a member of the board of directors of the Green Burial Council.

She holds doctoral degrees from Payne Theological Seminary and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University and is a doctor of ministry candidate at Duke Divinity School.

She is the author of several works, including “The Glad Funeral: An Ongoing Conversation About Funeral Preparation and Process” and “Black Churches and Green Funerals.”

Emily McGinley

Applications now open for Reflective Leadership Grants

“The Reflective Leadership Grant gave me space and resources to connect with colleagues from diverse traditions and hear about what God is up to across the church…” — Emily McGinley, City Church San Francisco

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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