Ted Smith is A.H. Shatford Professor of Divinity at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He also serves as director of Theological Education between the Times, a project that gathers diverse groups of people for critical, theological reflection on the meanings and purposes of theological education.

The Reverend Matthew Schlake-Kruse serves as Pastor of Adoration Lutheran Church in Greenfield, Wisconsin and Synod Secretary of the Greater Milwaukee Synod.

Rev. Paul J. Seastrand, PhD, is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America—Montana Synod and has served the ELCA in numerous congregational, synodical, and churchwide capacities.

Heather Lee Schmidt is the author of This Moment of Retreat: Listening to the Birch, the Milkweed, and the Healing Song in all that is Now. Professionally she is a CPA, Faculty Member, Accreditation and Assessment Leader, Consultant, and community volunteer. She has led the Care for Creation Ministry at Lake Park Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI for […]