The Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge has been named associate director of the Louisville Institute, effective January 1, 2007.
As associate director, Sorge will administer the Louisville Institute’s Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders program and have principal responsibility for its convening work with pastors. He will also work with other Louisville Institute grantmaking and convening efforts to bring together pastoral leaders and scholar-educators in religion and theology for the good of the church and North American society.
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Sorge has served since 2000 as associate for theology and worship in the national offices of the denomination. In that position, he directed the Company of New Pastors, a national mentored peer-group program for ministerial candidates and first-call pastors funded by Lilly Endowment. Previously he served churches in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. He has also taught at Duke Divinity School, King College, Elim Bible Institute, the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, and the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Croatia.
The Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment program based at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary supporting those who lead and study American religious institutions.