Young Clergy Initiative

project list

updated January 2020

PROJECT

LOCATION

DIRECTOR

AWARD

YEAR

Elijah CollectiveCA-PacificRaeLynn Fuson $   38,000.002019
CCW Leadership ProgramsFLDerrick L. Scott, III $   33,500.002019
More Young Candidates of ColorFLHeidi Aspinwall $   37,500.002019
CALLED Curriculum DevelopmentMultipleTrip Lowery $      5,200.002019
Proyecto Futuro: Making a Way for New Latinx GenerationsNew EnglandCristian De La Rosa $ 100,000.002019
Serving and LearningNorth GATonya Lawrence $   20,000.002019
North Texas Conference Youth Leadership ProgramNorth TXJoseph Bradley $   15,000.002019
Pathways of Spiritual Transformational LeadershipSusquehannaKevin Witt $ 105,000.002019
Strengthening the Black Church for the Twenty-First Century-National Network of Young AdultsTNNathalie Nelson Parker $ 100,000.002019
NextGen Discernment InternshipTNBrad Fiscus $   30,000.002019
PURPOSE SummitTNMichele Morton $   35,000.002019
Valuing the Voices in our ChurchVAKendra Grimes $   30,000.002019
Nexus Seminarians SummitVATarah Lee $   30,000.002019
GPS – God Powered SearchWestern NCDawn Livingston $   53,020.002019
DEVELOP Phase, 21st Century Collegiate Ministry Resources InitiativeWestern NC Rimes McElveen $ 127,780.002019
Leadership AcademyMultipleVeronica Russell $   40,000.002019
United Methodist Skunkworks (QuadW Missional Outreach)AL-West FLDon Woolley $ 100,000.002018
Elijah CollectiveCA-PacificBrian T. Parcel $   22,000.002018
Open Space- Inland Empire Young Adult Leadership DevelopmentCA-PacificBlair Trygstad Stowe $   28,860.002018
Called Out – Set ApartCA-PacificDarin Arnston $   79,300.002018
EncounterMICall 2.0DetroitPaul Perez $   60,395.002018
TrailblazingGreat PlainsWendy Mohler-Seib $   47,400.002018
Engage:  Emory & Henry CollegeHolstonMary K. Briggs $ 160,000.002018
Ministry Internships at Simpson CollegeIAMara Bailey $   13,500.002018
The Tobias Gibson Internship ProjectMSChris McAlilly $   35,350.002018
Holy Land Discernment PilgrimmageMultipleMike Ratliff $   47,400.002018
Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century-National Network of Young AdultsMultipleNathalie Nelson Parker $   75,000.002018
Ministry as a CareerMultipleChris Wilterdink $   25,100.002018
Leadership AcademyMultipleRick Eaton $   39,500.002018
Covenant GroupNorth ALQuinten Lochmann $   50,000.002018
College Connection RetreatNCNick Jeffries $   17,200.002018
Texas State UCM Peer Discernment ministry internshipRio-TXTodd Salmi $      3,770.002018
Multiplication ProjectTNJason McAnally $   47,000.002018
Ministry on the MountainTN Edward Simmons $   10,400.002018
Nexus Seminarians SummitVATarah Lee $   25,000.002018
GPS – God Powered SearchWestern NCDawn Livingston $   31,395.002018
21st Century Collegiate Ministry Values and Practices: Discern, Design, Develop, and DeployWestern NCRimes McElveen $   90,880.002018
Faith and Leadership ExperienceWestern NCStephen Cheyney $   33,333.002018
Summer Internship ExpansionAL-West FLDon Woolley $   60,000.002017
Change Makers ProjectBal-WashChristine Latona $ 302,350.002017
Tarleton Wesley Internship ProgramCentral TXDavid McMinn $   60,000.002017
Christian Leadership CenterCentral TXMeredith Bell $   44,000.002017
EncounterMICall 2.0DetroitPaul Perez $   60,000.002017
Undergraduate Internships and small group leadershipEast OHCara Stultz Costello $   88,800.002017
Young Adult Missional MovementFLHeidi Aspinwall $ 100,000.002017
College Connection Retreat (CCR)FLTanner Smith $   21,300.002017
Missional Entrepreneurship Cohort ProgramGreater NJJessica Winderweedle $ 121,650.002017
The Cultivate InitiativeGreater NJDrew Dyson $ 197,620.002017
ISU Wesley Leadership Academy and Vocational Ministry TrackIL-Great RiversMallory Moore $   79,834.002017
The Tobias Gibson Internship ProgramMSPaige Swaim-Presley $   57,700.002017
Leadership AcademyMultipleRick Eaton $   39,500.002017
Project Transformation National Expansion to Cultivate Future ClergyMultipleEric Lindh $ 830,000.002017
Timothy CircleMultipleSteve Wilke $   40,000.002017
Strengthening the Black Church for the Twenty-First Century-National Network of Young AdultsMultipleNathalie Nelson Parker $   60,000.002017
Projecto Futuro: Cultivating New Latinx generationsNew EnglandCristian De La Rosa $ 150,000.002017
Black Church Leadership DevelopmentNCRhonda Parker $   80,000.002017
Called to Something GreaterNorth GAAshley Jenkins $ 175,241.002017
CAU Young Clergy Development InternshipNorth GAAnna Elaine Crawford $   59,600.002017
Project Transformation North Texas Summer of Service Young Adult ProgramNorth TXAlyson Gregory Richter $ 200,000.002017
Pastoral Residency ProgramRocky MountainZack Esgar $   36,000.002017
Exploration of CallSCSteve Simoneaux $   45,000.002017
Nashville Episcopal Area (Memphis and Tennessee Conference) Calling Retreat for High School StudentsTNRussell Casteel $   24,210.002017
Church and Community Fellowship ProgramTNCourtney Aldrich $ 100,000.002017
Cradle of the Call at Lakeview Methodist Conference CenterTXJonathan Estrada $   64,700.002017
DiscoverUWVShea James $   56,750.002017
The College and Church Internship ProgramWestern NCRobert Brewer $   21,000.002017
Discerning, Designing, and Deploying 21st Century Collegiate Ministry Values and PracticesWestern NCRimes McElveen $   84,500.002017
Experience United Methodist SeminariesWestern NCBrad Farrington $   24,000.002017
Discernment CirclesWestern NCKathryn A. McElveen $   97,500.002017
Explore Summer Ministry InternshipWestern NCAnnalee Allen $   41,400.002017
InnovateUMC – Spiritual Leadership and Inclusive InnovationWestern NCCindy Thompson $   40,000.002017
Ministry Discernment InternshipsWestern PASusan Moudry $   30,000.002017
Board of Higher Education, North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist ChurchAL-West FLBrian Erickson $ 100,000.002016
QuadW Missional Internship / Mobile District / Open DoorsAL-West FLDon Woolley $   86,000.002016
Baltimore-Washington Conference UMCBal-WashSandra Ferguson $   15,000.002016
Sierra Service ProjectCA-PacificRick Eaton $   23,820.002016
Claremont School of TheologyCA-PacificWendy Lee $   70,000.002016
EncounterMICallDetroitPaul Perez $   64,000.002016
Summit UMCEast OHApril Blaine $   20,000.002016
East Ohio United Methodist FoundationEast OHBrian Sheetz $   97,640.002016
Sulphur Grove United Methodist ChurchEast OHThomas Hanover $   22,000.002016
Florida Conference of the United Methodist ChurchFLTanner Smith $   14,100.002016
Capital/Raritan Valley/Northern Shore District Region of GNJACGreater NJVarlyna Wright $   98,935.002016
Hope United Methodist ChurchIL-Great RiversJennie Edwards Bertrand $   45,000.002016
Maceo D. Pembroke Sr. Memorial Institute, Chicago Black Methodists for Church RenewalIL-Great RiversMichele Watkins-Branch $   40,000.002016
YCI Task Force of the Board of Ordained Ministry of The Memphis Conference UMCKYNancy Johnston Varden $   84,160.002016
WKU Wesley FoundaitonKYShea James $   18,000.002016
Minnesota Annual ConferenceMNAndrew Keck $   60,000.002016
Missouri United Methodist ChurchMOAmy Gearhart $   63,400.002016
Centenary United Methodist ChurchMOKatrina Drew $   27,235.002016
BridgeWorksMountain-SkyRebekah Simon-Peter $   50,000.002016
Rocky Mountain Conference of the UMCMountain-SkyYoungsook Kang $   50,000.002016
First United Methodist Church DurangoMountain-SkyZack Esgar $   43,600.002016
Institute for DiscipleshipMultipleSteve Wilke $   40,000.002016
Food TruckNew EnglandKenda Dean $   99,975.002016
Duke Divinity SchoolNCRhonda Parker $ 100,000.002016
Gammon Theological SeminaryNorth GAAlbert Mosley $ 100,000.002016
Youth Theological InitiativeNorth GAElizabeth Corrie $ 100,000.002016
North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church – Ministerial ServicesNorth GATonya Lawrence $   82,500.002016
Project TransformationNorth TXEric Lindh $ 100,000.002016
The Wesley Foundation at Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityOKElizabeth Horton-Ware $   12,000.002016
Untitled ProjectPacific NWLisa Hoefner $      5,000.002016
Claflin UniversitySCJohnny Hill $ 100,000.002016
Center for Courage and RenewalSCKathryn McElveen $ 100,000.002016
Tennessee Conference Young People’s MinistryTNBrad Fiscus $   40,000.002016
Wesley at UTDTXBrittany Burrows $   10,870.002016
The University of Houston Wesley Foundation, Inc.TXJackie Collins $      7,700.002016
Texas Annual ConferenceTXJanice Huie $ 100,000.002016
North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church Center for Leadership DevelopmentTXMarti Soper $   92,300.002016
TCU Wesley FoundationTXMegan Davidson $   55,000.002016
Christ United Methodist ChurchTXRenee Blanchard $ 100,000.002016
Calling 21VAAlison Rosner $   18,000.002016
Wesley Theological SeminaryVADavid McAllister-Wilson $   50,000.002016
Emory & Henry CollegeVAMary Briggs $ 100,000.002016
West Ohio ConferenceWest OHRocky Riddle $   65,000.002016
Boundless ImpactWestern NCCindy Thompson $   30,000.002016
Pfeiffer UniversityWestern NCDoug Hume $   77,885.002016
Raleigh Wesley FoundationWestern NCKirk Oldham $ 100,000.002016
Western NC Conference, UMCWestern NCPreston Davis $   67,000.002016
Wesley-Luther Campus MinistriesWestern NCTom Herin $   21,900.002016
Untitled ProjectWIAmanda Stein $   35,000.002016
Florida Conference of the United Methodist ChurchFLWayne Wiatt $   50,000.002015
Simpson CollegeIAJohn Wilson $   37,020.002015
Garrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryIL-Great RiversJames Noseworthy $ 100,000.002015
Community United Methodist ChurchIL-Great RiversLynn Pries $      8,000.002015
Church of the ResurrectionGreat PlainsDebi Nixon $   75,000.002015
Loucon Training and Retreat CenterKYJamie Hatcher $      7,685.002015
Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist ChurchKYKevin Burney $   33,000.002015
Lindsey Wilson CollegeKYTerry Swan $   44,000.002015
Boston University School of Theology, Office of Contextual EducationMAMary Moore $ 100,000.002015
Alcorn Wesley FoundationMSVera Hall $      5,000.002015
Appalachian Wesley FoundationWestern NCBrad Farrington $   15,000.002015
Western NC ConferenceWestern NCJessica Dayson $   54,160.002015
Untitled ProjectWestern NCJim Parsons $   34,000.002015
The North Carolina Conference of the UMCNCLaura Fine-Ledford $ 100,000.002015
Western North Carolina Annual ConferenceWestern NCSally Queen $   16,500.002015
Cooperative Christian MinistryWestern NCStephen Cheyney $ 100,000.002015
Upper NY – Camp & Retreat MinistriesUpper NYMichael Huber $   26,690.002015
East Ohio Ministerial Recruitment InstituteEast OHBrian Smart $   15,000.002015
Oklahoma Indian Missionary ConferenceOK Ind. MCDavid Wilson $   12,220.002015
Enlistment and Interpretation Committee, Board of Ordained MinistryPAMira Hewlett $      5,800.002015
Board of Ordained Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of the UMCSCMandy Young $   20,000.002015
Project Transformation TennesseeTNCourtney Aldrich $ 100,000.002015
Tarleton State Wesley FoudnationTXDavid McMinn $   12,000.002015
Missional Wisdom FoundationTXDenise Crane $ 100,000.002015
Wesley Foundation at Baylor UniversityTXKatie Long $   12,000.002015
Greater Northwest Episcopal AreaGreater NWDavid Reinholz $ 100,000.002015
Radical Discipleship Academy-West Virginia Annual ConferenceWVKrysta Rexrode Wolfe $   78,900.002015