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Who's Coming to Skylight

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Mike McHargue

Author

Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is an author (Finding God In The Waves, Convergent, 2016), podcaster, and speaker focused on the science behind spiritual experiences. Mike lost his faith via atheism as…

Peterson Toscano

Performance Artist

Peterson Toscano's unique personal journey led him into performance art. After spending 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting to de-gay himself through gay conversion therapy, he came to his senses and…

Emily Joy

Poet

Emily Joy is a spoken word poet and yoga teacher RYT 200 whose work focuses on the intersections of faith and sexuality, spiritual deconstruction, and creative writing. Emily has released two studio albums of…

Micah Bournes

Poet & Musician

Micah Bournes is a poet, rapper, and blues singer from Long Beach, California. He's most known for his dynamic performances of spoken word poetry. His work is full of stories from his life, and…

Brandan Robertson

Pastor

Brandan Robertson is the Lead Pastor of Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego, CA and the author or contributing author to six books, including Nomad: A Spirituality For Travelling Light (DLT Books, 2016), True…

Matt Epp

Musician

On Shadowlands, veteran troubadour Matt Epp embarks on a journey through the geographies of darkness within him, sending back transmissions of lush, haunted Americana that embrace the dualities of this human thing—love, light, and the…

Diem LaFortune

Musician

2013 CFMA Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Nominee - brings a huge heart, tons of soul, a rich alto and fine guitar playing to her performances. Lafortune’s lyrics are profound and prophetic instruments for…

Eric Van Giessen

Poet

Eric Van Giessen is a queer cisgender man with a passion for poetry, paradox, people, problems, social justice and the biblical story. He is the current Operations Manager for Generous Space Ministries and can often…

Mother Tareka

Musician

Mother Tareka is a Syrian Palestinian MC and multi-instrumentalist, centered in HipHop Funk Jazz and Afrobeat grooves and dissident conscious lyrics. He is backed by the intricately soulful drums bass guitar jazz trio Easy…

Brenda MacIntyre

Musician

Medicine Song Woman Brenda MacIntyre, author and artist of the Medicine Song Oracle Cards™ & Music, is a Juno Award-winning singer, motivational speaker, indigenous drummer and wisdom-keeper. Brenda has shared her leadership and soul nationally on stage and…

Din of F105

Musician

Din is a self-taught songwriter who has played up to a thousand shows across North America. His only training was in opera singing (three years) from a professional prima donna in Toronto, and in…

Rachelle Friesen

Activist

Rachelle Friesen is the Canada Coordinator for Christian Peacemaker Teams. She has an MA in Social and Political Thought from York University where she studied the similarities of Canada’s and Israel’s structures and expressions…

Chris Davies

Pastor

Chris S. Davies is a Connecticut, US native and a Cleveland transplant and a wandering Irish Rover at heart.  She loves the church deeply, and is committed to finding ways to continue to bring…

Duane Gibson

Rapper

D.O. Gibson is a Guinness World Record setting rapper (longest freestyle ever 8 hours 45 minutes).  He has performed over a 1000 shows throughout Canada, Europe, Asia, and the US and had over ten…

Dave Harder

Pastor

After 13 years of campus ministry and two church plants in Calgary and Vancouver Dave and his family moved to Ottawa in the summer of 2008 with a dream of planting a faith community…

Kim Radersma

Professor

Kim teaches at Brock University where she is also completing her Ph.D. in Education with a focus on anti-racist pedagogy. The focus of her work is intertwined with her role as a mother of…