Father Jabriel S. Ballentine helps people cultivate fuller relationships with God, themselves, and others through relationship coaching and spiritual direction. For more information visit his website: www.jahbread.com. Fr. Ballentine lives with his wife and son in Orlando, FL, where he serves as Rector of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist.
The One Thing We Learn From Ferguson - Rev. Jabriel S. Ballentine.pdf
Annette Buchanan is the current National President for the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE). Within the Diocese of New Jersey she was Chair of Communications for the election of the Diocesan Bishop and is convener for the Urban Ministry Committee. She was a recent member of the Standing Committee and also served on Diocesan Council, Finance & Budget Committee and the Anti-Racism Commission. At St. Augustine’s Church, Asbury Park, NJ, her home parish, she is a member of the Vestry and Worship Committee, coordinates the first Sunday Soup Kitchen and has served as Junior Warden.
UBE Message - Annette Buchanan.pdf
Gayle Fisher-Stewart is a native Washingtonian and served with the Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, DC) where she retired in 1992. She has taught criminal justice at the university level and has provided training and technical assistance to police departments and local government throughout the United States. She is currently a postulant for holy orders in the Diocese of Washington.
Reflections of Ferguson- Gayle Fisher-Stewart.pdf
Dr. Anita Parrott George is a lifelong Episcopalian and native Mississippian. She currently co-chairs The Task Force on Racial Reconciliation in the Diocese of Mississippi and is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, University of Mississippi, serving also on its international think tank. Education Professor Emerita, Mississippi State University, George has lived, studied and taught in Illinois, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. While expanding her curriculum vitae through post-doctoral studies, Anita has been committed to the eradication of racism since her youth and continues in pursuit of justice.
First Clean the Inside of the Cup- Dr. Anita George.pdf
Rev. Marcus Halley currently serves as Pastor for Young Adults and Families at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – Kansas City, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center with a Master of Divinity and is currently pursuing his Master of Sacred Theology from the School of Theology at the University of the South. His current theological interests include the intersectionality between Liberation Theology, Anglican liturgical expression, and Afrocentric cosmology.
A Prayer for Justice_ Rev. Marcus Halley.pdf
The Very Rev. Mike Kinman is the dean of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis, and founding board president for Magdalene St. Louis, an organization modeled after the successful Magdalene program in Nashville that offers housing, supportive community, and a new life for women who have survived prostitution, abuse, addiction, and sex trafficking. Mike lives with his wife, Robin, and sons Schroedter and Hayden in St. Louis City.
Shall we gather at the river_ The young John the Baptists of Ferguson- Dean Mike Kinman.pdf
Leandra T. Lambert is a member of the Union of Black Episcopalians. Miss Lambert grew up in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and is currently enrolled in a Master of Divinity program at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA.
FergusonResponse_ Leandra Lambert.pdf
Father Steve Lawler is the priest of St Stephen's & The Vine in Ferguson MO, an organizational psychologist, and teaches at Washington University in St Louis. He is part of a team launching a social enterprise incubator in Ferguson.
I am a white guy_Rev. Steve Lawler.pdf
Lelanda Lee, a lay leader from the Diocese of Colorado, serves on Executive Council as Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Advocacy and Networking for Mission and as a General Convention Deputy. She grew up in Detroit, MI and lived in Honolulu, HI, prior to Colorado.
If I Say It is Racist Will You Still Be My Friend - Lelanda Lee.pdf
Kaneisha Rashelle Turner is a member of the Union of Black Episcopalians. Ms. Turner lives in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and worships at St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights.
Kaneisha Rashelle Turner _FergusonResponse.pdf
Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley serves as rector of St. Thomas parish in Denver, Colorado. Ruth did her undergraduate work at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and received her Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. She has served congregations in the Dioceses of Connecticut, Mississippi, and now Colorado and also works as a consultant to parishes and dioceses across the Church. Ruth is an active member of the Denver Freedom Riders of Colorado, focused on decreasing racism in the police and criminal justice systems. She also serves on the board of The Episcopal Church Building Fund. She has been married for twenty-seven years to the love of her life, The Reverend Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, the Executive Director of the ACLU of Colorado. The couple has two children.
Watch it Again_ Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley.pdf