2015 Leadership Conference: Transformational Leadership and The Prophetic Witness (Panel 1)
Micah Bales Micah Bales is a writer, teacher, and grassroots Christian leader living in Washington, DC. He is a founder of the Friends of Jesus Fellowship, a network of communities and ministries gathered around a common experience of Jesus Christ in our midst. Learn more at www.micahbales.com. C. Wess Daniels C. Wess Daniels is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and served as a released minister at Camas Friends Church for six years. His recently published book, A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing The Quaker Tradition in Participatory Culture, sets out to describe a model of renewal that takes into account both tradition and innovation while fostering participatory community. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, reading liberation theology, roasting coffee, listening to vinyl, and riding his motorcycle. Find him online at twitter.com/cwdaniels. Callid Keefe-Perry Callid Keefe-Perry is a husband and father. He is a member of Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting of New England Yearly Meeting and travels in the Ministry within and beyond Friends’ denomination. Currently he is completing his PhD in Theological Studies at Boston University, where he focuses on Practical Theology and Religious Education. Broadly his work is at the intersection of imaginative and creative practices and their connection to pedagogy and spiritual formation. His current research relates to the development of a public theology of public education and the ways our schools spiritually affect youth. He is the author of Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer and is one of the founding members of the journal, THEOPOETICS. He is currently the Chairperson of the Board for the Transformative Language Arts Network and is also one of the co-hosts of the progressive Christian podcast, “Homebrewed Christianity.” More about Callid is available via CallidKeefePerry.com. Anna Woofenden Rev. Anna Woofenden is the founding pastor of The Garden Church in San Pedro California. She received her Masters of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion, a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies, and is an ordained minister in the Swedenborgian Church of North America. She has sixteen years of ministry experience both on a denominational and local level prior to following her call to ordained ministry. Anna has a passion for spirituality, justice, beauty, compassion, and community, and is driven by a calling to re-imagine church. Anna grew up in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, has lived around the country and traveled throughout the world, and is always glad to come back to the Pacific Ocean. She enjoys nature, gardening, art, children, writing, community, singing, laughter, and a good cup of Chai.