INSTRUCTORS & LEARNING COACHES

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Brian D. McLaren

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors, church planters, and lay leaders called Convergence Leadership Project. He works closely with the Center for Progressive Renewal/Convergence, the Wild Goose Festival and the Fair Food Program‘s Faith Working Group.

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Rev. Cameron Trimble

Rev. Cameron Trimble is the Executive Director, CEO of the Center for Progressive Renewal. Cameron also serves on the board of directors for Convergence. Her ministry in national and regional church settings has given her a unique perspective on the challenges of cultivating leaders equipped to meet the needs of the future of mainline Protestantism. Rev. Trimble is an adjunct professor teaching church planting and renewal with the Pacific School of Religion and Chicago Theological Seminary and has co-authored the book Liberating Hope in 2011. Her new book, Piloting Church, was released in 2019.

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Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson

Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson is a United Church of Christ pastor, writer, and media strategist. Lawrence joined the CPR team in 2013 and works to curate and generate print and digital content for multiple media platforms. When he is not writing, curating, researching, and ministering, Lawrence spends his time enjoying nature, practicing yoga, and being an active presence in both the Transgender and Progressive Christian communities.

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Rev. Jim Keat

Rev. Jim Keat is the Director of Online Learning at The Center for Progressive Renewal. Jim is a divergent thinker, an ideation specialist, and an aspiring minimalist. He is the Associate Minister of Digital Strategy & Online Engagement at The Riverside Church in New York City as well as the creator of online projects and platforms like Thirty Seconds or Less, That’ll Preach, and more.

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Rev. Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock

Rev. Dr. Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock currently serves as Program Director for the Convergence Leadership Project. Prior to joining the Convergence team, Lindsay initiated, negotiated and implemented a unique merger between The Beatitudes Society (for whom she was Executive Director) and Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. She has already served as Executive Director of National Farm Worker Ministry and as a Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist for Indonesia and Malaysia. Lindsay is the founder of Tumbuh, a unique travel immersion endeavor based in Southeast Asia.

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Rev. Anna Golladay

Rev. Anna Golladay is the Senior Director of Communications and Marketing at The Center for Progressive Renewal & Convergence. Anna has served as associate pastor in the United Methodist Church. Her ministry is undergirded by social justice and the inequity that exists both in and outside the church’s walls. She is diligent in her advocacy for full inclusion for all persons in the United Methodist church. She is an entrepreneur, running a small online-based apparel shop called Bias & Bourbon and social enterprise, Work of Place. She spends free time as an avid football and hockey fan and is life-partner to Mike Krigbaum, a small-animal veterinarian.

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