Major Lilly grant announced for schools
Lilly Endowment, Inc., announced an exciting new initiative to provide up to $87.5 million in grants to help theological schools prepare pastoral leaders. The first phase of funding, which is noncompetitive for schools, provides $50,000 to schools to help them plan. Deadlines for the first phase are in February and March. See here for more.
New Vice President for Communication!
The In Trust Center for Theological Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew J. Hufman as the new vice president for communication.
Matt will oversee all publications and communications for the In Trust Center and will serve as publisher of In Trust magazine.
“Matt has a demonstrated commitment to theological education and the expertise to drive the vision for our communications, building on the legacy of In Trust magazine,” says In Trust Center president Amy Kardash. “After an extensive search process, I am thrilled to welcome Matt to the In Trust Center.”
With more than two decades of experience in journalism and higher-education commucation, Matt currently serves as chief marketing and communications officer at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, where he reports to the president and bears responsibility for overall marketing and communication strategy. Previously he spent more than a decade at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was part of the team that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Matt is a licensed Assemblies of God minister and holds a master of divinity degree from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He brings a deep appreciation and respect for the broad range of faith traditions and experiences of the In Trust Center’s members and affiliates as well as a broad understanding of the trends, challenges, and opportunities facing theological schools.
Matt and his wife, Dawn, have three children.
Matt will begin his role at the In Trust Center on October 26, 2020.
In Trust Center launches new website!
The In Trust Center for Theological Schools is expanding our online resources to allow leaders of theological schools to explore and access archive articles, webinars, templates and guides, initiatives, and videos with ease.
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