Don C. Richter Retiring as Associate Director of the Louisville Institute
The Louisville Institute announces with joy and sadness the upcoming retirement of the Rev. Dr. Don C. Richter as Associate Director, effective July 1, 2021. Don joined Louisville Institute in 2011 and has spent the last 11 years year overseeing multiple grant programs for both pastoral leaders and scholars, as well as carefully crafting events to engage and enrich participants. His gifts of care and thoughtfulness have encouraged and shaped the work of nearly 1000 grantees and fellows during his tenure. Don’s leadership helped many grantees to sharpen their projects long beyond their time with the Louisville Institute.
“Serving the Institute and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary these past eleven years has been an exhilarating, challenging, and rewarding experience. I’m humbled and honored having had this opportunity to labor in a field I love. Belonging to such a terrific, faithful team has been a blessing indeed,” said Richter.
Executive Director the Rev. Dr. Edwin David Aponte stated that “We are thankful for Don Richter’s years of dedicated service to the Louisville Institute and his faithful work with all Louisville grantees and fellows, and especially his work with pastors and others in ministry. Don was generous in his advice, encouragement, and guidance and has been integral in helping the Institute fulfill its mission of bridging church and academy through grantmaking that contributes to the vitality of the church. We pray every blessing for Don as he enters this next stage of life.”
Join us to celebrate Don and his impact with the Louisville Institute for a virtual gathering via ZOOM on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 3:30-5:00pm EDT. Free Registration information will be available May 18, 2021.
Louisville Institute is funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment Inc. and based at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). The Louisville Institute’s mission is to bridge Church and academy through awarding grants and fellowships to those who study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements, and thereby promoting scholarship that strengthens Church, academy, society, and contributes to the flourishing of the Church.