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Susan M. Weber

Director, Evaluation & Communication Project, Center for Congregations

Susan M. Weber is the director of the Evaluation & Communication Project at the Center for Congregations. In that capacity, she serves as a coach to grantees of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s religion division. A Roman Catholic laywoman, she previously served the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as coordinator of boards of education in the office of Catholic education and has also worked as an independent consultant and group facilitator for dioceses, churches, religious communities and schools nationwide. She has degrees from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Indiana University Bloomington and is professionally certified as a group facilitator through Indiana University and as an Appreciative Inquiry practitioner through Case Western Reserve University.

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The Louisville Institute offers grant and fellowship programs to bridge the church and the academy and enrich the life of the church in North America. Applications are now open for six programs in 2025:

  • Pastoral Study Project 
  • Grant for Researchers 
  • First Book Grant for Scholars of Color 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dissertation Fellowship 
  • Doctoral Fellowship
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