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Workshops at the DYA Legacy Celebration
Oct 16, 2020

Remember the Call: A Meditative Reflection on the Necessity of Our Work

Workshop Description: In this workshop, participants will be guided through opportunities for written reflection and group response in order to rediscover the intersection of their baptismal and vocational identities. Participants should come ready with their preferred writing/journaling tools and a willingness to write, share, and remember their vocational calls.

Bio: Karen and Zac Workun are partners and parents deeply interested in the creative process. Karen is a National Board Certified high school English teacher with 12 years of classroom experience. She serves on the board for Poetic Justice, a Tulsa-based non-profit that offers therapeutic writing workshops for women experiencing incarceration. Zac is the Student Ministry Specialist for Lifeway Christian Resources and co-founder of Youth Ministry Booster, an online learning and development cohort that serves over 500 youth pastors worldwide. They are proud parents of Isaiah and Gideon, wild boys that love camping, brunching, biking, and reading. You can connect with them via social media @karenworkun and @zacworkun.

Karen Workun Portrait

Black Theology and Vocation

Workshop Description: Forthcoming

Bio: Jeremy Gilmore is a native of East Chicago, Indiana. He attended Indiana University where he earned both a bachelor’s degree (African-American and African Diaspora Studies/Religious Studies) and master’s degree (African-American and African Diaspora Studies). He has also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. He is currently a PhD student in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University. He is an ACPE Certified Educator and serves as Director of Spiritual Care at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys sports, laughter, and afternoon naps. Jeremy is married to Ashley and they have two daughters, Jocelyn and Jaelle.

Eating at the Table of Creation

Workshop Description:How do our eating practices at the table connect us to the world and our neighbors? Join Jimmy McKinnell with Life Around the Table to discuss food, faith, and growing an ecological spirituality.

Bio: Jimmy McKinnell grew up under pine trees and live oaks of Tallahassee, Florida. He first became passionate about our relationships with food and the land while studying environmental science at Florida State University. He attended Duke Divinity School to learn how to think about these relationships theologically and graduated with an MDiv in May 2018. He currently lives in Durham, North Carolina where he enjoys learning to make pickled vegetables and reading in his spare time.

Dance It Out: Finding Joy in the Body Through Movement

Workshop Description:Explore movement in relationship to word, experience, community and sound. No prior dance experience necessary; just a willingness to practice intentional embodiment.

Bio: Rony-Lee Anderson is a multi-media artist who combines movement, live music, text, detailed costuming and original sound in her art making. Holding degrees in Theology (Duke University), Dance and English (University of Maryland at College Park), she is currently a Phd Candidate in Theater and Performance Studies.

A former member of the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Clancy Works, and Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange, Ronya-Lee has performed both nationally and internationally. Her work has most notably been commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, Henderson State University, Duke University, the Sacred Dance Guild, and Dance For All Youth Company in Capetown, South Africa.

To learn more about about her work, visit or follow her on IG @theofficialronyalee.

B.S. (Biblical Storytelling) Is No B.S. (fill in the blanks!): Recapturing the Vitality of the Original Biblical Experience through Embodied Performance and Interpretation

Workshop Description:In a post-Gutenberg world, we often forget that for a much longer period of their existence, the reality and experience of the stories found in what we now know as “The Bible” were actually oral, visual, embodied, fluid, multi-sensory, and communal. This workshop will experiment with those original dynamics through a hands-on exploration of learning and telling Abram’s call in Genesis 12:1-3.

Bio: Tracy Radosevic Tracy is a dynamic, energetic, internationally-acclaimed storyteller, educator, retreat facilitator, and spiritual pilgrimage guide. Since 1991 she has traveled all over the United States, as well as to several foreign countries, bringing her special brand of humor, insight, and faith to audiences of all ages through the power of narrative. Tracy is dean of the Academy for Biblical Storytelling (a one-year certification program run through the Network of Biblical Storytellers, International) and is an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, as well as St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore, MD, where she lives. She served on the Arts Village staff of DYA for 10 summers.

To learn more about her work, visit



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