“Reading stacks of grant proposals might seem like sheer drudgery. Yet the pages often shimmer with vital questions about faith and the world around us.”
A native of Alabama, Don Richter graduated from Davidson College (A.B.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.). He served as Associate Minister of Education at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville (1981-1984) and taught Christian education at Bethany Theological Seminary (1988-1992) and Candler School of Theology (1992-1998), where he was also founding director of the Youth Theology Institute. As Associate Director of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People of Faith (1999-2010), Richter wrote Mission Trips That Matter (Upper Room Books, 2008) and with Dorothy Bass co-edited Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens (Upper Room Books, 2002). He has two children and lives in Louisville.