Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Advisory Board
The Advisory Board consists of liturgical leaders and scholars from a variety of backgrounds.
Board members read grant proposals and rank them according to criteria such as merit and potential, broad participation, and appropriateness of budget. The board meets at Calvin University to discuss and evaluate the merits of each proposal and make recommendations for funding.
James Abbington, Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Kimberly Belcher, Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
William H. Johnston, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Duane Kelderman, Pastor and Pastoral Consultant to churches and church-related organizations
Janice McLean-Farrell, Dirk Romeyn Assistant Professor of Metro-Urban Ministry, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Leopoldo A. Sánchez M., Professor of Hispanic Ministries, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
Julie Tai, Director of Chapel, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
Lisa M. Weaver, Assistant Professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia