KIMON SARGEANT, Metanexus Institute
Kimon Howland Sargeant directs the Spiritual Capital Research Program, which he developed for the Templeton Foundation. Sargeant is the Director for Research and Programs in the Human Sciences at the Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science. Previously he was a Program Officer in the Religion program at The Pew Charitable Trusts where he was responsible for over $20 million in grants. His portfolio included projects on the role of religion in new immigrant communities, objective research on the efficacy of faith-based social services and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to promote a deeper understanding of how religion shapes the ideas and institutions of American society. Sargeant earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Virginia and is the author of Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way.