Authors

Aaron Pazan
Twitter: @Aaron_UMC

Aaron resides in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Where they’re involved in various conference and Greater Northwest Episcopal Area activities. They attend Central Washington University. In their free time they enjoy hanging out with friends, writing, photography, getting tattoos and reading about the emergent culture of the church. You can catch them blogging over at The Progressive Methodist.


Amanda Tobey
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Amanda is a soon-to-be-high-school graduate from Gig Harbor, Washington and a Catholic turned United Methodist. She is involved in a variety of youth teams on the district and conference levels and is, on occasion, found typing away her newest idea on a laptop before she forgets it. In her free time she is busy Crossfitting, writing, researching random topics, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.


Bailey Brawner
Twitter: @baileybrawner10891764_10153467784933238_5957501272776042073_n

Bailey is a first year seminarian attending school at Boston University School of Theology, and is part of the Alaska Missionary Conference. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Bailey is a lifelong Methodist (complete with a cross and flame tattoo to prove it). She is working to get her MDiv and go into pastoral ministry one of these days. She loves writing, chocolate, Netflix, social media, and definitely Jesus. Check out her personal blog here.


Dylan Cumberland
Twitter: @DylanJacobC10525660_10152883799819878_1007677678732022876_n 2

Dylan resides in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he is a candidate for Ordained Ministry. Dylan is currently working towards his Bachelors Degree and plans to attend seminary after that. Dylan is a bibliophile, an Anglophile, and, most of all, a servant of God. A self-described progressive evangelical, he has a deep passion for a church that is evangelistic in its sharing of the Gospel, but one that conveys Christ’s love to all people in all circumstances.


Marianne Brown10553380_10204582549787689_6685568307341178155_n
Twitter: @Marianne_Brown

Marianne is Central Texas Conference person. She is majoring in Feminist Studies and Religion at Southwestern University and serves as the youth director at Hutto Discovery UMC. She’s a joy person and a justice person, a friend of flowers, and an expert cat cuddler. When she finds her way through school, Marianne hopes to serve a an elder in the UMC, helping local churches awaken their DNA of justice and serving their communities by finding the root social causes of hurting around them.


Meredith Gudger-Raines

Instagram: @dailypastorin

Meredith is an ordained elder serving Ridgefield UMC, just north of Vancouver, WA, in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.  She’s a graduate of Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA and Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ.  She is called to build community, following Jesus, who builds God’s community.  She also loves to knit and sew and watch reruns of Remington Steele.  She is married to another United Methodist pastor, Christopher, which puts them over their legal limit for number of clergy in one family.  Together, they have two very charming young children, Anna and Oliver.


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