Peace Talks Podcast
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Watch Peace Talks interviews and clips from Seasons One, Two and Three.
Rich Villodas is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. Rich holds a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading widely, preaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, justice-related matters, and the art of preaching. He's been married to Rosie since 2006 and they have two beautiful children, Karis and Nathan. He is also the author of The Deeply Formed Life and Good and Beautiful and Kind.
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.
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