On episode seventeen I have a conversation with Stephanie Snow! I’ve known Stephanie long enough that I wasn’t even sure how we met (it was at a Vineyard church). On this episode we talk about issues connected to ethnic reconciliation, how churches can be more intentional toward diversity, her passion for justice as both a follower of Jesus and a lawyer, and much more!
About Stephanie: Stephanie leads the Justice and Reconciliation Team (JRT) at the Vineyard Church of Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois. In that role, she oversees the JRT’s mission to pursue justice in the areas of racial justice, racial reconciliation, and human trafficking. Stephanie believes wholeheartedly that the Church should be a healing presence in communities by serving–with humility–oppressed persons and embracing them as neighbors. Vocationally, Stephanie is an attorney, currently working as an Assistant Inspector General for the Chicago Office of Inspector General. In that position, she provides legal advice in support of OIG’s mission to promote economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in City government. Her favorite bible verses are Micah 6:8, Isaiah 1:17, and Philippians 2:4. Stephanie finds great joy in books, music, coffee, British mystery series, and her adorable cat Thurry.
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Luke is a pastor-theologian living in northern California, serving as a co-lead pastor with his life, Dawn, at the Red Bluff Vineyard. Father of five amazing kids, when Luke isn’t hanging with his family, reading or writing theology, he moonlights as a fly fishing guide for Confluence Outfitters. He blogs regularly at LukeGeraty.com and regularly contributes to his YouTube channel.