Who We Are

thought leadership.
Granting agency.
Talent scout.


Be the spark.Ignite the change.

Funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment, the Louisville Institute’s mission is to bridge Church and academy through awarding grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements, and thereby promoting scholarship that strengthens Church, academy, and society, and ultimately contributes to the flourishing of the Church.

See Our Grants

Our Impact


Grantees now work/serve at churches in their communities


LI grantees/fellows are university professors


Years of impacting the study and practice of North American Christianity

LI helped bring together scholars and pastors to explore ways that theological practices contribute to the exclusionary power of race in U.S. society and to ponder appropriate and faithful responses to this problem.

Our Team

Edwin Hernandez
Edwin Hernández
Executive Director
Aimee Moiso
Associate Director
Keri Liechty
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
Jessica Bowman
Assistant Director of Programs
Briana Zeitz
Administrative Coordinator