The Rev. Jason Micheli is the head pastor of Annandale United Methodist Church in Virginia. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, his church revamped its mission center programming to keep volunteers and clients safe.
Jen Hatmaker is a Christian author, blogger and podcast host. She is the author of several books, including Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. Contact Hatmaker through the form on her website.
Kate Bowler is an associate professor of the history of American Christianity at Duke Divinity School. Her latest book, The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities, explores how evangelical women build successful ministry careers despite being barred from the pulpit.
Clive Marsh works at the intersection of religion and popular culture, researching how being a fan of something relates to being religious. He also serves as chairman of the Theology, Religion and Popular Culture Network and leads the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester.
The Rev. Meredith Mills leads Gastrochurch, a worshipping community built around shared meals and spiritual discussions. She is an ordained United Methodist pastor.
The Rev. Stephanie Price leads The Land, a worshipping community that meets in the great outdoors. She is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Zach Kerzee leads Simple Church, a faith community centered on shared meals.
Bener Agtarap is the executive director of community engagement and church planting for the United Methodist Church.
These 19 people can help you understand the significance of this month’s United Methodist conference on human sexuality.