Professor Shelly Matthews to Direct The Carpenter Initiative

June 16, 2022

Brite Divinity School is excited to announce that Professor Shelly Matthews will serve as the Director of The Carpenter Initiative on Gender, Sexuality, and Justice.

Funded by the Carpenter Foundation, this initiative  promotes conversations about healthy sexuality, enhances ministries with diverse communities that include bisexual, transgender, lesbian, and gay persons, and provides sanctuary and encouragement for ongoing dialogue and justice-oriented practice. The three areas of this initiative include: 1) events for Brite’s community of students, staff, and faculty; 2) public opportunities for constituencies beyond Brite as well as for the Brite community; and 3) courses for our students in multiple degree programs. Previous directors of this hallmark Brite Initiative are Joretta Marshall and Stephen Sprinkle.