mfp new fellows feature


October 14, 2022

If Faith Can Move Mountains, What Can Faith Leaders Do?

WRF is pleased to announce the 2nd annual cohort of the Micah Fellowship. These 10 fellows have begun a year-long learning journey to combine theological education, advocacy training, and community-centered design to answer the call to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly” on behalf of ALICE families. 

With this 2nd cohort, WRF  continues our partnership with the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas, Faith Matters Network, and local clergy to build a pipeline of faith leaders who will relentlessly engage their faith practice with economic justice and equity centered approaches to community healing.

“Governor Winthrop Rockefeller was a trailblazer who envisioned better economic outcomes for all Arkansans. He laid the foundation for the economic advancements Arkansas still benefits from today. 

“The Micah Fellowship Program is a continuation of his dedication to creating strong communities supported by stable jobs and equitable systems of care,” said Senior Equity Officer Rev. Shantell Hinton-Hill. 

“We are thrilled to bring together these leaders and look forward to what they will continue to accomplish as changemakers in their communities.” 

The new Micah Fellows are: 

J. Lowell Taylor (Springdale, AR)
Dr. Kenishia Bryant-Moody (Little Rock, AR)
Dr. Michael E. Doyle (Batesville, AR)
Rev. Allan M. Izarry-Graves (North Little Rock, AR)
Monique Martin-Hickman (Little Rock, AR)
Rev. Eva Englert-Jessen (Little Rock, AR)
Lindy Vogado (Little Rock, AR)
Andrew Carberry (Little Rock, AR)
Krystle McDonald (Little Rock, AR) 

The 10 fellows were selected from a competitive pool of hopeful applicants across the state. They will begin the fellowship in mid-October and complete the cohort next summer with a culminating advocacy-based capstone.