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SPEAKERS AND MUSICIANS

The Extravaganza 2021 Planning Team is putting together an amazing lineup of presenters for our time together.

Each speaker will also be presenting at a Workshop. 


Speakers


Kelly Sherman-Conroy         

Mato Wašté Winyan (Good Bear Woman), has grounded her life in the Holy Spirit and the deep spiritual practices intertwined between her Lakota identity and Christian beliefs. As a proud member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Kelly dedicates her time to social justice, racial reconciliation, trauma and healing, Indigenous leadership, and family ministry. Kelly is a Doctoral student at Luther Seminary, where she continues her much-anticipated studies on Lakota Spirituality, history and culture, and how these forms inform Christianity and moves past trauma to healing.

Walking with people of all cultures, she actively provides ministry around the exploration of intersections of identity, personal narratives, and faith. Kelly has two decades teaching and leading in family ministry and keeps busy by actively being involved in the Minnesota Council of Churches (Board of Directors); American Indian Alaska Native Lutheran Association Inc. (Executive Council); MYLE- Multicultural Youth Leadership Event Lead; ELCA Youth Ministry Network (Board of Directors); ELCA Authentic Diversity Committee; Minister of Social Justice & Advocacy at Nativity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis; Convener of the Twin Cities Interfaith Movement Chaplains.

Kelly Chatman   

Kelly Chatman is senior pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church and director for Redeemer’s non-profit, Redeemer Center for Life and serves as advisor to the Bishop for Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

1995 to 2001, Kelly served as director for Youth Ministries for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and teacher and Dean of Residence at Oregon Episcopal School, 1987-1989.

Redeemer is a diverse congregation with a 108-year history in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis. The congregation’s non-profit includes a bike and coffee shop, youth development, health commons, attainable housing and employment programs.

Boards Kelly has served on include: Youthprise, Camp Amnicon, Aeon Affordable Housing Development, Cookie Cart, Gustavus College, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Harrison Neighborhood Association and Wheat Ridge Ministries Foundation.

Kelly is a Princeton Theological Benjamin E. Mays Fellow with the Fund for Theological Leadership, 2006 recipient of the Luther Seminary Race, Church and Change Award. He was Portland Public School’s Volunteer of the Year 1992, Mayor’s Citizen of the Year for Portland, Oregon, and 2003 recipient of the Tom Hunstad Award for distinguished leadership in Youth and Family Ministry.

Kelly is married to the amazing Dr. Cheryl Chatman who is the Executive Vice President and Dean at Concordia University in St Paul, Minnesota.

Scott Cormode   

Scott Cormode (PhD: Yale University) is the Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development at Fuller Seminary.  He is the founder of the Academy of Religious Leadership and the founding editor of the Journal of Religious Leadership.  He is a senior fellow at the Fuller Youth Institute.  And his latest book is The Innovative Church (Baker Academic, 2020).

If you'd like to learn more about what Scott is thinking, he posts regularly at depree.org/author/scott-cormode.

Angela T. Khabeb   

The Rev. Angela T. Khabeb joined the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Minneapolis) ministry staff in August 2018. Pastor Angela, a Bridges Scholar, completed seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago where she won the James Kenneth Echols Prize for Excellence in Preaching. Pastor Angela completed her undergrad at Carthage College in Kenosha. She is originally from Omaha, Nebraska but has lived in many other cities, including Chicago, Denver, Kenosha, and Springfield, Missouri. From 2000-2002, Angela was an ELCA missionary in Namibia, Africa where she met and married her husband, Benhi. Benhi and Angela have been married since 2001 and they have three wonderful children Konami, Khenna, and Khonni. In their spare time, this vibrant family enjoys world music, creative writing, leisurely walks, and bike riding. Pastor Angela’s core spiritual belief is quite simple: Jesus is intimately and infinitely concerned with each and every one of us.

Musicians to be announced soon


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