The 2022 North Carolina Academy for Spiritual Formation will be held September 25-30, 2022 at Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, NC.
The Widow’s Way: Pursuing Justice and Peace Through Persistent Prayer and Direct Relationship
Rev. Jeremy Troxler is a baptized disciple of Jesus Christ, Margaret’s husband, Ada and Della’s daddy, an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, pastor of Guilford College UMC in Greensboro, NC, a child of his family’s tobacco farm, a former Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, a graduate of Duke Divinity School, a lover of books and walks, the servant of a beagle mutt named Jasper and an ornery cat named Skittles, and a fan of the Braves. Jeremy also previously served in ministry as the Director of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School, as pastor of Spruce Pine UMC and Maggie Valley UMC, and as the President’s Assistant serving on the island of Jersey within the Methodist Church of Great Britain.
Dr. Velda Love
Radical Spirituality and Radical Self-Care: Caring for and Healing Black and Brown Bodies
Velda currently serves as the Minister for Racial Justice in The Justice and Local Church Ministries of The United Church of Christ National Office in Cleveland, OH. She is a restorative racial justice trainer and educator. Velda develops resources, educates clergy and laypersons to dismantle racism, and leads anti-racism workshops and educational seminars in an effort to equip congregations and community leaders to be on a restorative racial justice journey in order to dismantle and eradicate structural, systemic, and individual racism. Velda has served at as an Adjunct Professor, North Park Theological Seminary. Just a few of her publications include How the Church Can Participate in Anti-Racism Work, We Must Have Truth Telling to Have Racial Justice, Podcast for a Just World – Sacred Conversations to End Racism.