Tracy Simmons

Executive director,

Tracy Simmons is the executive director of, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers in New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut and is a scholarly assistant professor at Washington State University.

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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