John is Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri, a “traditional church with a modern message and writes the blog “The Radical Middle.” In his book, Beating the Boundaries: The Church God is Calling Us to Be, John recounts his visits to nine Episcopal and Anglican churches in the U.S. and England to learn how they hold onto their traditions while experimenting with new ways of being the church. He will share what he learned and offer practical guidance.
Katie is the founder and Vicar of The Abbey coffee shop and worship space in Birmingham, Alabama, “a worshipping community gathering for conversa on and Eucharist.” She is featured in the ChurchNext video, “Ministering to Millennials.” Katie is passionate in her belief that young people are seeking spiritual depth and has found EfM, Education for Ministry, a particularly effective tool for discipleship formation.
Zack is founding Missioner of Project Canterbury in Chatanooga, Tennessee, a joint Episcopal-Lutheran campus ministry. He is now Assistant Priest at Grace Episcopal Church in Chatanooga. A singer, pianist, and trumpeter, Zack will help us explore how expanding our musical and liturgical horizons can open up new possibilities in worship and welcome new people to our congregations.