Emory Ph.D. Student Among Five John Wesley Fellowship Receipients


A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to five United Methodist doctoral scholars, including Frederick "David" Carr who is pursuing his Ph.D. studies in New Testament at Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion.

The John Wesley Fellows program is designed to promote the renewal of theological education by supporting promising United Methodist scholars who are committed to classical Christianity and academic excellence. Scholarships are awarded to United Methodist doctoral students for up to four years. Recipients also participate in the Fellowship, which includes an annual Christmas Conference where fellows engage in scholarly conversation in service to the Church.

“The John Wesley Fellows program has contributed significantly over the past 36 years to scholarly leadership in theological education and in the church, especially the United Methodist Church,” said L. Gregory Jones, executive director of AFTE. “We are excited that these outstanding people will be supported during their doctoral studies both through scholarship funding and relationships among the Fellows.”

This year, the Fellows program includes a Harry S. Denman Fellow, supported by funding from The Foundation for Evangelism. The Denman Fellows are a part of the larger John Wesley Fellows program and are particularly focused on scholarship and teaching in evangelism and mission. Robert Haynes is this year’s recipient of a Harry S. Denman Fellowship.

North Georgia's Carr is a graduate of Georgia College & State University (B.A., Mass Communication, 2005), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2009), Candler School of Theology, Emory University (Th.M., New Testament Studies, 2012). He is following the Deacon Track of the United Methodist Church in the North Georgia Conference. He resides in Atlanta with wife, Maria and their two sons, Isaiah and Joshua.

Other Fellows include: Robert “Rob” Haynes, Collin Mueller, Jacquelynn “Jacki” Price-Linnartz, and Travis Stevick.