Walker Fellows Cohort Spring 2021 – Leading Change – Fall 2021

Led by Eden’s Dean of Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Sonja Williams, the cohort participated in the Glean Network’s Shift Program https://www.gleannetwork.org/shift in strengthening their capacity for leading change. The cohort members are:

Rev. Gabrielle NS Kennedy

  • Rev. Gabrielle NS Kennedy serves as the Executive Director of Faith Heals, formerly Faith & For the Sake of All. As an ordained itinerant deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Gabrielle believes in the embodied work of her ministry through community collaboration in the areas of health, faith-based social action, and liturgical leadership.h (AME) she serves as pastor of Buren Chapel AME Church, Herculaneum, MO. 

Rev. Aaron Rogers

  • Rev. Aaron Rogers is a passionate preacher, teacher, and writer out of East Saint Louis, Illinois. Aaron’s interests lie at the intersections of public theology and public policy.  His ministry is marked by core commitments to radical hospitality, public discourse, liberation ethics, and abolition theology. He was a Public Policy fellow for the 2018 class of Leadership Newark in the City of Newark and formerly served as the Associate Minister for Stewardship and Development for the Historic Riverside Church in  Harlem, NY. Aaron is currently a preaching associate at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End

Rev. Canon Whitney Rice

  • The Rev. Canon Whitney Rice is an Episcopal priest who serves as the Canon for Evangelism & Discipleship Development for the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. She has served as a researcher and community ministry grant consultant for the Indianapolis Center for Congregations.  A communicator of the gospel at heart, she writes and teaches at Episcopal, United Methodist, and ELCA churches. Find more of her work at her website Roof Crashers & Hem Grabbers (www.roofcrashersandhemgrabbers.com).