Who We Are

Our Staff



Kelly Gilmer

Senior director, communications, and executive editor
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Programs & Training

Maria Teresa Gaston

Maria Teresa Gastón

Managing director of Foundations of Christian Leadership
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Kate Bowler

Kate Bowler

Fellow and assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America
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Craig Dykstra

Senior fellow and research professor of practical theology
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Faith & Leadership

  • Training and Learning Opportunities

    We design educational services, develop intellectual resources, and facilitate networks of institutions.
  • Denominational Leadership

    Denominational Leadership

    An ecumenical, four-day educational event designed for people transitioning from parish ministry to executive-level positions within denominational governing bodies.

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  • Sourcing Innovation

    Sourcing Innovation

    A 5-week online course led by visual anthropologist and filmmaker Marlon Hall that teaches how to capture the true needs of a community through careful listening and observation.

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  • Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

    Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

    What's the best way to raise money? This training program supports faith-based organizations and people of faith who wish to gain expertise in fundraising principles and practices.

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