As we conclude the JustLove Lenten series, please join the Rev. Brandon Wrencher as we explore how to have transformative conversations. Storytelling is one of the most impactful forms of communication. In a time of widespread divisiveness and inequality, how might storytelling be a powerful tool for healing and justice? In this session, learn how telling transformative personal stories are key to bridging divides and making change!
Brandon is a minister, organizer, writer, and trainer. He works across the US within faith, higher education, and non-profit sectors at the intersections of decolonizing church, contemplative activism, and local presence to build beloved communities. Brandon's life's mission is to catalyze local circles of spirit and action that cultivate personal and social change. With neighbors and friends, he started The Good Neighbor Movement, a multiracial, queer-affirming, Black-centered faith justice community based in Greensboro, NC that is a network of contemplative activist groups. Brandon is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary, and completed post-graduate studies in theology and ethics from Duke Divinity School. Brandon has two forthcoming books in 2022 - Liberating Church: A 21st Century Hush Harbor Manifesto (Wipf & Stock and The Voices Publishing) and Buried Seeds: Learning from the Vibrant Resilience of Marginalized Christian Communities (Baker Academic). He is a life and love partner to Erica, a resilient Black woman, mother, organizer, singer, and educator. Together they are the proud parents of two young Black boys who love the outdoors, music, to read, laugh, wrestle, and cuddle!