Meet the speakers

Rev. J Dana Trent

Rev. J Dana Trent is an ordained Baptist minister and former hospital chaplain. She graduated from Duke Divinity School and is now a professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. Her work has been published on Time.com, Religion Dispatches, The Christian Century, Sojourners, and Religion News Service. She recently published her fourth book, Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life. 

Katie Gordon

Katie Gordon is currently at Harvard Divinity school, has a MA in Interfaith Action from Claremont Lincoln University and a BA in Religious Studies and Political Science from Alma College. She helped to create and coordinate Nuns & Nones. This is a movement of unaffiliated millennials and Catholic Sisters coming together to explore concepts of justice, community and spirituality. She is the Ministry Innovation Coordinator for How We Gather and has been involved in interfaith programming.

Kevin Singer

Kevin Singer has degrees in media and theology from N. Illinois University (BA), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA), and Wheaton College (MA). He grew up at the intersection of his father’s Reformed Jewish roots and mother’s Evangelicalism. Singer is presently pursing a PhD in higher education at NC State and is a graduate assistant for the IDEALS project that looks at how college students interact with religious diversity. He is the co-founder of Neighborly Faith, an organization that encourages dialogue between Evangelical Christians and Muslims.

Keynote: Rev. Jennifer Bailey

Rev. Jennifer Bailey is a co-founder of The People’s Supper. She is an ordained minister, public theologian and leader in the multi-faith movement for justice. The People’s Supper aims to build community support and candid conversations from difficult experiences. Bailey has degrees from Tufts University and Vanderbilt University Divinity School.