Elise Erikson Barrett directs the coordination program for Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders, a multi-cohort initiative hosted by the Center for Congregations. Elise holds degrees from Duke University (MDiv) and Hanover College (Economics), and is a former United Methodist pastor and writer. She is pleased to be interning with Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, and hopes to do work related to economics and faith communities, along with critical and impact evaluation practices for philanthropy.