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Preaching and Trauma: A Preaching WELL Event

Preaching and Trauma: A Preaching WELL Event

with Crystal DesVignes and Kevin Baker

October 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

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This event is part of a larger three-event Preaching WELL series. To learn about the whole series, visit our Preaching WELL page.

This year, Preaching WELL is an opportunity to hear from our NCC preachers about how they have both struggled and succeeded at crafting sermons on three topics that challenge our everyday lives and our experience as Christians. These virtual sessions will be a time of exploration and sharing and will include experiences from our speakers, small group breakout time, and Q&A.

We know that context matters, so we have matched up a preacher from rural settings with a preacher from an urban or suburban context. Whether you proclaim weekly or preaching is an occasional part of your ministry, we welcome you to join the conversation as we dive into three challenging topics that are critically relevant for preaching today.

About Crystal DesVignes and Kevin Baker

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About Crystal DesVignes

A native of New Jersey, Crystal began serving CityWell in July 2018 after serving as the Pastor of Discipleship at Swansboro UMC. She holds her MDiv from Duke Divinity School and focuses ministry on the intersections of Womanist theology, racial reconciliation, liberation and deliverance, and Wesleyan discipleship.

Crystal has a background in government, politics, and community organizing and is passionate about liturgical dance, discipleship, and preaching/teaching. Her favorite book of the Bible is Revelation (because it’s a love story). She enjoys a good cup of coffee with a friend and a bowl of ice cream with her son, Mark. She concludes: “In all matters that love must be the ethic by which we conduct ourselves… because, God is love.”

About Kevin Baker

Pastor Kevin joined the ministry team at Swansboro UMC in June 2019. He is passionate about evangelism, outreach, and equipping others to find their God-given purpose. He loves to read, write, play basketball, and fish – especially with a cast net. He is married to his wife Denise and they have three adult children. One of the verses that guide his life and ministry is Micah 6:8: “God has told you what is good – to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God.