Rev. Kara Root is the Pastor of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, MN, a Christian community that shapes its life around worship, hospitality and Sabbath rest. She is a trained Spiritual Director and Certified Educator in the PCUSA. Being mom to two entertaining kids (and a sweet dog), and wife and proofreader to a wily theologian, spices up her vocational calling and keeps her fully immersed in life. She’s written for Sparkhouse, Working Preacher, Patheos and more, and leads retreats and workshops on sabbath rest, prayer practices, and church leadership and transformation. and is the author of The Deepest Belonging: A Story of Discovering How God Meets Us which came out in June of 2021.
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Dr. Andrew Root is the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, USA. He writes and researches in areas of theology, ministry, culture and younger generations. His most recent books are The Pastor in a Secular Age: Ministry to People Who No Longer Need God (Baker, 2019), Faith Formation in a Secular Age (Baker, 2017), and Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science (Fortress Press, 2018). Andy has worked in congregations, parachurch ministries, and social service programs. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Kara, two children, and their dog. When not reading, writing, or teaching, Andy spends far too much time watching TV and movies.
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