Sue Phillips

The Rev. Sue Phillips is an expert on religious innovation and works with the How We Gather project to understand how and where young people find community amid a decline in organized religion. She previously served as the Unitarian Universalist Association’s regional lead for New England.

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Dan Stone

The Rev. Dan Stone is the pastor of Central Flora-Bama, which meets at a bar straddling the Florida and Alabama state line.

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Sean Steele

The Rev. Sean Steele leads St. Isidore Episcopal Church in Houston. His community has redefined what it means to be a church. Rather than focus on a shared space and traditional rituals, members split their time and resources between a variety of ministries, like Taco Church, Laundry Love and Pub Theology.

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Timothy Shapiro

The Rev. Timothy Shapiro is the president of the Center for Congregations in Indianapolis. He’s also an ordained Presbyterian pastor. He is the co-author of Divergent Church: The Bright Promise of Alternative Faith Communities.

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Moses Penumaka

Moses Penumaka is the director of theological education for emerging ministries at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He was previously a youth minister and educator in India.

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Gretchen Mertes

The Rev. Gretchen Mertes is an associate pastor for Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Seattle. She previously led Luther’s Table, a unique faith community based in a bar, and continues to host theology on tap events.

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Terrell McTyer

Terrell McTyer is the minister for new church strategies for the Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.)

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