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Sandhya Oaks is a ministry leader, speaker, writer, and Spiritual Director. Born in India and adopted as a Transracial Adoptee in the Midwest, she has been serving in Campus Ministry for more than 13 years.
She is the Co-Founder of The Adoption Triad, a social media group that provides community and resources to those connected to Adoption and Foster Care. Because of her joy for storytelling and love for walking with people through the mountains and valleys of life, she holds a Certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care through the Allender Center based in Seattle and is a Spiritual Director.
Sandhya's calling is found where faith, adoption, trauma care, story work and identity connect.
Sandhya lives in Colorado and spends her free time sipping coffee with friends, traveling, and exploring the mountains.
The Rev. Bill Haley is the Executive Director of Coracle. A graduate of Bethel College (1991) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (magna cum laude, 1994), he is an Anglican priest and spiritual director, having completed his training with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation (2007). His life has been profoundly shaped by many international experiences, particularly in places of deep brokenness in the world, and he has devoted many years to ministering in urban contexts, especially in inner-city Washington DC. With his wife Tara and four kids, Bill currently lives at Corhaven in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley
Kristy Wallace is the director of The Repentance Project. As an undergraduate student, she studied Afro-American Studies and Public Policy at the University of Maryland (UMCP). Kristy attended graduate school at Moody Graduate School (MGS) in Chicago, IL. At MGS she was introduced to God as a God of justice. Kristy’s training in trauma-informed Intentional Listening administered by Wellspring Counseling has allowed her to walk with families living in poverty as they journey towards healing.
Therese Taylor-Stinson is a retired Federal Senior Program Analyst, formerly an expert in Federal Regulatory Activity, and she remains on the roster of the Federal Interagency Shared Neutrals Program as a lead mediator for Equal Employment Opportunity disputes. She is a seasoned spiritual director, an award-winning author-editor, and an ordained deacon and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Therese, an organizer, won recognition in 2018 as a Collaborative Bridge-Builder presented by Grace and Race, Inc., and an Indie Author Legacy Award for her edited work Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Stories of Contemplation and Justice. She is also the co-founder and organizer of the Racial Awareness Festival, which completed its sixth annual event and seventh year of organizing in 2021. She is the founding managing member of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, Ltd., nearing its 15th year and incorporated over 8 years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. In addition to the above, she is a certified pastoral caregiver and an Emotional Emancipation Circle Facilitator. Therese is married to Bernard Stinson. They have a daughter and two granddaughters.
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