The Rev. Canon Britt Olson – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seattle
MSA was instrumental in helping our congregation to re-think the use of our church property in a time of changing demographics and church attendance patterns. Their thoughtful, creative and caring guidance allowed fresh movement of the Spirit to emerge and new directions to be developed.
Jason Fowler – co-founder with his wife Pam of Sustainable Traditions
MSA has hugely impacted the way I think about and practice my faith. I know of very few voices in the Church who are calling us to live a holistic, whole-life discipleship to Jesus in a way that is counter-cultural and questions dominant cultural norms of our consumer society. MSA is one of those voices. MSA has helped me to broaden my theological imagination and in so doing has led me to a totally new way of living out my faith – a way of life that leads me deeper into Christian community and more in harmony with GOD’s good Creation.
Gary Hipp – Director of Mission Moving Mountains, a division of The Navigators.
Steve Lewis, a.k.a. @spiritfarmer – “Faculty Advisor for DMin GML program at George Fox Seminary. New PhD student at King’s College London. Just moved from Seattle to London. Always on the hunt for: good coffee, travel destinations, interesting books, pop culture, Waldo.”
Brian “Wolt” Wolters, Co-founder of The Overflow Project
As a start-up organization I greatly appreciate working with MSA. The Overflow Project so much appreciates the encouragement and support that is so generously offered through MSA. We are a mustard seed that needs water and fertilizer to grow and MSA has offered us that. The MSA team lives the way they teach and have inspired me personally to step further into my story taking a leap of faith in starting this endeavor. I have appreciated their mentorship and collaboration. Together we traveled to the Wild Goose Festivals last year in partnership and were both able to help each other out in our calling to connect with others in re-imagining and creating a better, more sustainable world. I look forward to their further assistance in developing resources for the 50 day challenge.
Mark Van Steenwyk – co-founded The Mennonite Worker (formerly, Missio Dei) in 2003 (a Christian intentional community in Minneapolis), where he still resides. The Mennonite Worker is affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and is committed to hospitality, simplicity, prayer, peacemaking, and resistance. Mark is also general editor of JesusRadicals (a webzine exploring the intersection of Chrsitianity and anarchism with over 100,000 monthly visits). Additionally Mark is producer and co-host of the Iconocast (podcast),and is developing a video web series called the Revolutionary Table.
Graham Kerr – “Graham Kerr is an internationally known culinary and television personality, award-winning author, and master of metaphorical speaking. His focus is on serving people who want to make healthy, creative, lifestyle changes and to increase their consumption of fresh, local edible plants and seafood. His life goal is ‘to help to convert habits that harm into resources that heal both for ourselves and others in need.’” Graham Kerr’s blog