Clergy Retreat 2016 Innovative Leadership

October 10–12

Tanglewood Resort


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About Our Speakers

Dr. Marcia McFee is a professor, worship designer, author, preacher and

ritual artist. Drawing on a first career in professional dance and musical

theater and equipped with a Master's in Theology and a PhD in Liturgical

Studies, she understands the role of any worship artist in the church as that

of creating extraordinary portals through which communities journey with

the Spirit. Dr. McFee has designed and led worship for regional, national

and international gatherings of several denominations for the last 20 years.


Michael Mather is the pastor of Broadway United Methodist Church in

Indianapolis (since 2003). His parish is known for joining in God’s work

found in the gifts, talents, dreams and passions of the people who others

in the world call only “poor.” He is the author of a forthcoming book by

Eerdman’s tentatively titled “As Having Nothing: Finding Abundance in

Surprising Places."


Matt Russell is an academic, activist, pastor and teacher. Currently he

is on staff at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston and is the

Executive Director of projectCURATE—a non-profit educational and social

enterprise incubator. He has taught at Duke Divinity, Fuller Seminary and

recently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of

Cambridge. He completed his PhD at Texas Tech University in 2010 where

he explored how women construct alternative narratives of redemption

from years of sustained trauma and abuse. Matt is married Michele and

they have three crazy boys: Miguel, Lucas, and Gabriel.