UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Samantha Lewis

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Samantha Lewis

Twitter: @SamwiseLewee Instagram: @samanthalinae Sam’s talk in a tweet: “After feeling brokenness in being closeted, I have found hope in the love of God’s people in Alabama and California.” Sam Lewis is an associate pastor appointed to Los...
UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Matthew Kelly

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Matthew Kelly

Twitter: @matthewlkelley Instagram: @matthewlloydkelley Matt’s talk in a tweet: “A story about a natural disaster, toxic behavior, a dark night of the soul, key lessons on leadership, and new understandings of hope.” Matt Kelley serves Christ United...
UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Jasper Peters

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Jasper Peters

Jasper’s Talk: Get behind me Satan: Addressing and correcting the evils of White Supremacy in the church.   To be rid of White Supremacy will cost the church something. In large part, the cost will be our ability to be nice without being honest. Jesus words...
UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Crystal Farmer

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Crystal Farmer

Twitter: @bigsisterteams Crystal’s Talk: Everyone knows Sunday is the most segregated day of the week. How has systemic oppression impacted the church’s mission, and what can be done to bring Christians together? Crystal Farmer is an engineer turned...
UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Irene DeMaris

UMC LEAD 2018 Speaker: Irene DeMaris

Twitter: @therealird Instagram: @the.real.ird Irene’s LEAD 2018 talk in a tweet: “Public theologians & deep listeners required: an agitator finds her calling seeking new ethic of civil discourse in the messy middle of DC.” Irene DeMaris is a...