While clergy are often tasked with replenishing the minds and spirits of their parishioners, they themselves are often left without nourishment. In the midst of a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and social unrest, many clergy find themselves lacking the emotional and spiritual support they need.
This community conversation aims to facilitate the arduous and vulnerable process of leaning into, understanding, and moving through the drought(s) of need, heaviness, and hunger that pastors are experiencing in this season.
Facilitating our conversation are Rev. Dr. Fatimah Salleh and Elizabeth Howze. This event is co-sponsored by Campbell University.
Rev. Dr. Fatimah S. Salleh was born in Brooklyn, NY to a Puerto-Rican and Malaysian mother and an African American father. She is the eldest of seven. Dr. Salleh received her PhD in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Master’s degree from Syracuse University in Public Communication and a second Master’s in Divinity from Duke University. She is married to Eric Sorensen and they have four children. She is currently the founder of A Certain Work, an organization dedicated to educating on issues of faith, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Elizabeth “Liz” Howze, M.Div., MSW: Liz describes herself as an Emergent Strategist, Hope Dealer, Minister, and Professional Agitator. Her call places her alongside dreamers, innovators, and facilitators within the faith, nonprofit, and government sectors as they work towards systemic equity, liberation, and community transformation. Liz is also a certified personal life coach and the founder of Hope Against Hope LLC, a practice that helps individuals pursue passion and discern purpose to create lives they love to live! Liz currently resides in Durham, NC with her husband where they enjoy pastoring and exploring new ways to live healthy, inspiring lives.
Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30am