Lilly Endowment

Taking time for renewal

The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary provide funds to congregations to support renewal leaves for their pastors.

2½ years into a three-month gig

Lisa Allgood, a commissioned ruling elder and the executive presbyter for the Presbytery of Cincinnati, sometimes refers to herself as “the accidental presbyter.” After a 36-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, the trained immunocytochemist accepted a planned three-month stint when the presbytery called her to leadership.

PastoraLab seeks to support Asian American women clergy

For the past few years, the Rev. Dr. Young Lee Hertig, founder and director of the Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity (ISAAC), has been making what she calls “bricks without much straw.”

Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation receives $1 million grant

The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation (OPSF) has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish its Pastoral Leadership Revitalization program. The grant will cover the first three years of the program and will focus on pastors in three geographical areas: Central Nebraska, Omaha and the surrounding area in the Missouri River Valley Presbytery, and in the Missouri Union Presbytery.