LEAD 2021 Speaker: Amy Valdez Barker

LEAD 2021 Speaker: Amy Valdez Barker

I am a recovering church bureaucrat who has found a new mission calling. I am connecting a community of artists who are offering hope through their art from their hearts. I have seen the church’s old systems dwindling and I have watched (and maybe even...
LEAD 2021 Speaker: Hillary Taylor

LEAD 2021 Speaker: Hillary Taylor

Hillary Taylor is an ordained elder in the South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference. She presently serves as the pastor of a two-point charge (Bethany-Zoar) in Saluda, South Carolina. Born and raised in Columbia, she studied psychology and poverty studies at...
LEAD 2021 Speaker: Tyler Sit

LEAD 2021 Speaker: Tyler Sit

Rev. Tyler Sit is the pastor and church planter of New City Church, a multiethnic community in South Minneapolis. He is the author of the upcoming book tentatively titled,Staying Awake: the Gospel for Changemakers (set to publish early 2021). New City has been...
LEAD 2021 Speaker: Joseph McBrayer

LEAD 2021 Speaker: Joseph McBrayer

I am learning to listen and pay better attention to the world around me. I’m an ordained deacon in the UMC and in ministry as Associate Pastor at Oak Grove UMC in Decatur, Ga. I’m dad to a daughter with disabilities, spouse to a remarkable social worker,...
LEAD 2021 Speaker: Holly Reynolds Lee

LEAD 2021 Speaker: Holly Reynolds Lee

Holly Reynolds Lee is the Director of Voices In Praise (VIP), a nonprofit, faith-based, community choir open to all youth in Grades 6-12. Employing a combination of faith, energy, enthusiasm and discipline, Mrs. Lee has grown the group from 7 members at its founding...