The recent pandemic and events of the past few years have challenged and even shaken the faith of many. The God we met in Sunday School or Youth group or even on a college campus now seems too small, too narrow, too white or too weak to match up to the ugliness of modern-day isms and the turmoil of our adult lives. This workshop is designed to help participants reconnect with a God who right now may feel foreign or distant and to reimagine a more just, loving and prophetic church and our place in it.
Donna Barber is a program creator and director, educator, author, minister and mentor. For more than 30 years Donna has led programs that develop spirit-led, socially aware, community-minded leaders through the local church, non-profits, schools, and university. She is a preacher and worship leader at her local church and the first African American elected to her local school board. Donna, author of Bread for the Resistance, is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Voices Project. She resides in Portland, OR with her husband of 36 years, Leroy Barber, and together they have six children.