Saturday, December 15, 2012

Welcome to R3: Carol Howard Merritt

Carol Howard Merritt has been a pastor for 13 years, serving growing Presbyterian Churches in the swamps of Cajun Louisiana, a bayside village in Rhode Island, and in an urban neighborhood in D.C. She served at Western Presbyterian Church, an intergenerational congregation in Washington, D.C. Western's deep commitment to serving the poor in the city has helped to initiate programs like Miriam's Kitchen, a social service program for the homeless which provides a hot, nutritious breakfast and dinner for over 200 men and women.
She is the award-winning author of Tribal Church (Alban 2007) and Reframing Hope (Alban 2010). She has contributed to numerous books, websites, magazines, and journalsAlongside this site, Carol blogs regularly at Christian CenturyHuffington PostAugsburg Fortress's The Hardest Question, and Dukes Divinity's Faith and Leadership sitesCarol is a sought-after speaker. She hosts Unco (short for Unconference), open-space gatherings where participants support one another while dreaming about and planning for the future of the church.  And she co-hosts God Complex Radio, a podcast with Derrick Weston. Carol is a writer and speaker who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. You can follow her on Twitter (@CarolHoward) or Facebook.
4. How to Avoid Tokenism 
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Shirley Ostrander said...

Hey Carol, it's Shirley (netshirley) - it really is a small world, huh? Dr. Johnson was my Mission of the Church professor.

Glad to see you over here!

Carol Howard Merritt said...

It's great to see you too! I hope that all is well.

Delicia Henderson said...

There so many things to think about when you get an invitation to speak you have to do a blanceing act even if you are a token if there is someone there that can benefit from what you have to say. DH MTS