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2019 Contributors

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SHAD

If you boil down Shad’s trajectory as a hip-hop artist up to this point, it all comes down to love. At a show, his people stare up at him with unconditional amounts of the stuff…

Jonathan (Pastah J) Brooks

Jonathan Brooks is a lifelong resident of Chicago, IL. He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in the West Englewood nieghborhood. He is also the Director of the joint degree program…

Kate Reid

Slam poetry meets folk music meets LGBTQ-themed tunes in Toronto-based singer-songwriter Kate Reid. Her songs just might have you rolling in the aisles with laughter or dabbing tears from your eyes, where singing about…

Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Dr. Robyn is a TransQueer Activist | Latinx Scholar | Public Theologian and is founder of the Activist Theology Project.  Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Dr. Robyn…

Pam Rocker

Pam Rocker is an atypical activist, award-winning writer, musician and speaker. She has worked in the intersections of faith and queer identity for almost a decade, speaking and playing north and south of the…

James Wilson

James Wilson a Singer/songwriter musician from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory. He has performed at many venues and competitions around Canada and the United States. In 2017 he had the great…

Forest Church Collective

James Ravenscroft & Glen Warren

Started in the United Kingdom where there are now many groups, and connected in North America as the Wild Church Network, Forest Church is the name taken by groups who seek to connect with…

Anna Golladay

Artist-Social Entrepreneur-Parish Collective.  Anna thrives on curating creative, spiritual & entrepreneurial possibility and is curator of Faithmarks.  Via her social enterprise Work of Place she helps urban churches understand how their underutilized facilities can…

Dave Harder

Dave is a spiritual entrepreneur who lives at the intersection of spirituality in the everyday. Dave is curating the ReImagine venue for Skylight Festival.  He finds deep value in creating spaces of belonging and…

Drew Brown

Drew lives in Milton, Ontario with his wife and two kids and engages/encourages people to think about how to live out justice & “table”-minded presence in their local context.  As an artist and advocate,…

Willow and the Deep

Willow and the Deep is Canadiana husband and wife duo, Leah Cogan and Chris Jackson. Their songs are stories from many cities, of many loves and struggles, that resonate locally in the working and…

Randell Adjei

Randell Adjei is a passionate and devoted leader in his community. He currently serves as the Executive and Creative Director of R.I.S.E (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere) Edutainment. Randell is an Inspirational speaker, spreading the…

Sunia Gibbs

Sunia is an artist and faith leader in pursuit of creative innovation that promotes connectivity and belonging. As an abstract painter and musician, she creates from conversations and experiences anchored to people and place.…