October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
$25, includes continental breakfast
"Headwaters" are the source of a river. Headwaters are usually small, appearing to be nothing more than a large puddle; perhaps a place where the water table scrapes the surface, or the slow drip of melting snow. But in the quiet, unexplored places, mighty rivers are born.
There is a river of communities, dreamers, and disciples who believe that a mighty movement of faith might be born in the unexplored ecosystems rural ministry - her churches, her water, her soil, her people. The Headwaters conference is the gathering of these small streams to dream about what the next generation of rural and agrarian ministry might be.
Darriel is a PhD Student at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Along with school, Darriel serves as an advisor to the Black Church Food Security Network, Strength to Love 2 Farm, and the Faith and Food Project. Prior to studying at Johns Hopkins, Darriel worked for the Center for a Livable Future within JHSPH’s department of Environmental Health Sciences and Engineering as the project coordinator for the Baltimore Food and Faith Project, organizing faith-based events and projects with over 100 Baltimore area congregations. He also created a faith-based curriculum for healthy eating that has been utilized in over 25 Baltimore churches to date.
Anna is the founding pastor of the Garden Church and Feed and Be Fed Farm in San Pedro California, re-imagining church as an interconnected organism, worshiping, loving and serving together while transforming a plot of land into a vibrant urban farm and sanctuary. Through this process, she has become a leading voice in the food and faith movement, particularly in the area of liturgy and entrepreneurial ministry. She is also the founder of the Garden Church’s sister non-profit Feed and Be Fed Farm, serving the community by feeding in body and mind and spirit. She is also the co-host of The Food and Faith Podcast.
Matt is the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Akron, PA, and the manager for the Wittel Farm Growing Project in Lancaster, PA. Pastor Lenahan serves on the board of hunger Free Lancaster County and as a mentor with Lancaster Reentry Management Organization. His gifts are in evangelism, worship leadership, and teaching. He has passion for advocacy, social/economic justice, and food. He loves gardening, hiking and any outdoor activities.
Sam is the pastor of St. Mark's United Church of Christ in Snydersburg, MD, and a co-founder of The Keep & Till. He formerly served as the sustainability coordinator at Gettysburg Seminary. He also co-hosts The Food and Faith Podcast. He is a leader is the emerging agrarian ministry movement, writing and teaching about how ministry must be re-rooted in the soil of our places. He serves on the advisory board for Wake Forest School of Divinity's Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being Program.