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FRANCIS AND FRIENDS CREATORS
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Jennifer Clark Tinker
Jennifer Clark Tinker is a Lutheran deaconess who lives and works at the intersection of faith and creativity. Through her artistic and dramatic witness Jennifer inspires others to “live in love as Christ loves us” (Ephesians 5:2). You can find Jennifer online at http://jenniferclarktinker.wordpress.com (Jennifer is also the puppeteer for all of the videos!)
Rev. Rich Nelson is disciple of Jesus, husband of a UCC pastor, father of two boys, and an Episcopal priest. He has served as pastor in both Episcopal and Lutheran churches, as a school chaplain, and as co-founder of a community non-profit outreach ministry. His current work centers around creating resources for deeper discipleship based around the Shema/Great Commandment. www.revrichnelson.com www.followingtheway.me
The Rev. Carol Peterson is an ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church. She also has over 38 years of experience as a nurse, parish nurse, health educator, public health program manager and private wellness consultant. Her ministry focuses on whole person wellness - body, mind and spirit. She has two adult children and four young grandchildren.
Ginny Gaskamp has served children and families in the field of child development for 32 years as both a teacher and an administrator. Her program, Christ Lutheran Day School, in Brenham, TX reflects her commitment to experiential learning and her devotion to nurturing children’s relationship with nature. The school’s outdoor classroom, gardens and rock river have been a source of opportunities for children to make meaningful connections between themselves, God and His natural world.
Cindi Scruggs serves as the editor for the LEAD (Living Every day As Disciples) blog as an expression of her faith. She also serves as the Administrator at a restart congregation in the Houston Montrose area and is an active member at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston. Cindi is committed to educating and growing leaders with a creation care focus!