Part Think Tank, Part Agencey

The faces behind the curtains

In all of its work, the Louisville Institute is guided by its fundamental mission to enrich the religious life of American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions by bringing those who lead religious institution with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other.

“I’m grateful for the work of the LI. For pastors, religious educators, and academic researchers, it remains a vital center for sponsoring high quality empirical research, allowing all of us to avoid speculation and discern what is actually happening with religion in the world.”
DR. GERARDO MARTI
Dr. Gerardo Marti
Davidson College: Professor & Chair of Sociology
“The Louisville Institute Board gives us the privilege of investing in the good and holy work of congregations, pastors, and academics throughout North America.”
THE REV. MICHAEL MATHER
The Rev. Michael Mather
Broadway United Methodist Church Indianapolis, Indiana: Pastor
Dr. Kathleen Mahoney
GHR Foundation: Senior Program Officer, Global Development
“In times of great change, thoughtful study is more necessary than ever. LI stands ready to invest meaningfully in people and networks, movements and ideas that will make a difference to the church and academy alike.”
REV. DR. ERIC BARRETO
Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto
Princeton Theological Seminary: Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament
“Serving as a Board Member for Louisville Institute is a great opportunity to stay abreast of the latest research, support pastors and congregations inquires, and work with a group of compassionate and caring individuals.”
REV. DR. VANESSA K. ALLEN-BROWN
Rev. Dr. Vanessa K. Allen-Brown
University of Cincinnati: Associate Professor, School of Education
DR. ASHLEY HICKS WHITE
Dr. Ashley Hicks White
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary: Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
“I serve as chair/moderator of the Louisville Institute board as president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary but equally out of a deep commitment to innovating theological educational for our day and time. LI is leading edge in this regard. Grounding what we do at LI in conjunction with LPTS is an integral way for me to model our partnership and to tangibly celebrate the future of our vocational witness for the academy, church and society.”
DR. ALTON B. POLLARD III
Dr. Alton B. Pollard III
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary: Seminary President and Professor of Religion and Culture