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rooted in our heritage
Restored in our presence
Reimagining our flourishing

From the start, God has been weaving a unified narrative of restoration, of wholeness, and he invites us to bring our entire lives into that story.

On March 10th, you’re invited to Created For Wholeness, a virtual live-event where nine compassionate guides will invite us to participate in God’s redemptive story.

The event will cover three themes that pertain to wholeness: being rooted in our heritage, restoring our presence, and reimagining our flourishing

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rooted in our heritage
Restored in our presence
Reimagining our flourishing

From the start, God has been weaving a unified narrative of restoration, of wholeness, and he invites us to bring our entire lives into that story.

On March 10th, you’re invited to Created For Wholeness, a virtual live-event where nine compassionate guides will invite us to participate in God’s redemptive story.

The event will cover three themes that pertain to wholeness: being rooted in our heritage, restoring our presence, and reimagining our flourishing

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Jasmine Holmes

Jasmine L. Holmes is an educator, research assistant, and author of Carved in Ebony and Mother to Son. She creates public history resources for teachers and lifelong learners. Jasmine and her husband, Phillip, live in Jackson, Mississippi, with their three sons. Learn more at www.jasminelholmes.com

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Renee Begay

Renee Kylestewa Begay is from the Pueblo of Zuni, located in the southwestern part of New Mexico. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Donnie Begay, and they have three daughters. She is the national director for Nations, a conference speaker, and manages a resource website called The Talking Circle. She co-founded the Nations movement—a national ministry that seeks to build good relationships with Indigenous communities. thetalkingcircle.com

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Kat Armas

Kat Armas is a Cuban American writer and podcaster from Miami, FL. She holds a dual MDiv and MAT from Fuller Theological Seminary where she was awarded the Frederick Buechner Award for Excellence in Writing, and is currently pursuing a ThM at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Her first book, Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us About Wisdom, Persistence and Strength, sits at the intersection of women, decolonialism, the Bible, and Cuban identity. She also explores these topics and more on her podcast, The Protagonistas, which centers the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other women of color in theological spaces.

Kat is currently living in Nashville with her spouse and new baby while working on her second book, Sacred Belonging: A 40-day Devotional on the Liberating Heart of Scripture.

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Drew Hyun

Drew Hyun is the Founder and Pastor of Hope Church NYC, a family of diverse churches in and around NYC. Drew is also the Co-Founder of the New City Network, a network of urban churches that value multi-ethnicity, Spirit-filled ministry, emotional health, and mission. Drew is also part of the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship team, a movement that is dedicated to transforming church culture through the multiplication of deeply changed leaders and disciples. Drew loves cities, ESPN, and naps, and finds it a restful Sabbath when all three come together. He resides in New York City with his wife Christina and their son David and daughter Avery. Drew is the author of no books.  

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Sara Billups

Sara Billups is a Seattle-based writer and cultural commentator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Christianity Today, Ekstasis, and others. Sara writes Bitter Scroll, a monthly Substack letter. She is completing her Doctor of Ministry in the Sacred Art of Writing at the Peterson Center for the Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary.

Sara works to help wavering Christians remain steadfast through cultural storms and continues to hope for the flourishing of the Church amid deep political and cultural division in America.

Her first book, Orphaned Believers, follows the journey of a generation raised in the 80s and 90s of evangelicalism reckoning with the tradition that raised them and searching for a new way to participate in the story of God.

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Rasool Berry

Rasool Berry serves as teaching pastor at The Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York. He also is the Director of Partnerships & Content Development with Our Daily Bread Ministries. 

Rasool graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and Sociology. 

Rasool is a sought-after writer on the intersection of faith and culture. He’s the host of the Christianity Today sponsored Where Ya From? podcast and the writer, producer, and host of the Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom feature-length documentary. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Tamica, and their daughter.

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Timothy Isaiah Cho

Timothy Isaiah Cho has served in multiple ministry capacities over the past 10 years, including serving as the Associate Editor of Faithfully Magazine, Operations Manager at the Racial Justice and Unity Center (RJUC), and various leadership roles in Christian nonprofit organizations. With a Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, Timothy is interested in the intersection of faith and culture, justice and mercy, and solidarity with the most vulnerable. Timothy’s works have appeared in Religion News Service, Faithfully Magazine, Church Leaders, and Reformed Margins, and he has been interviewed for several podcasts, including Truth’s Table and Gravity Leadership Podcast. Timothy is also the Owner and Head Roaster of Mosaic Coffee, a coffee roasting company that is committed to creating high-quality coffee while highlighting the work of local BIPOC artists and creatives in the Columbus, OH area.

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Dina Martinez

Dina Martinez grew up in an inner city neighborhood in Los Angeles, where her parents emigrated from El Salvador. This has given her both resiliency and resourcefulness. She is a cultural guide, having grown up in the intersectionality of Los Angeles, crossing cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic conditions, genders, and generations. She has three sisters and eight nieces and nephews. 

Dina graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied sociology and Spanish. She helped launch a Destino movement at UCSB as a student and interned for two years to continue to establish the movement. She then helped pioneer San Diego Destino for four years and is currently giving leadership to Destino, the latino movement in Cru as a National Director. She has been on staff for 13 years.

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Jonathan Tremaine Thomas

Jonathan Tremaine Thomas was raised in the southern foothills of western North Carolina along with his brother, worship artist Jaye Thomas. As a fifth-generation “preacher’s kid”, and the grandnephew of the late Civil Rights activist and music legend Dr. Nina Simone; Jonathan represents a unique blending of artistic history and divine calling.