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 has written for Sparkhouse, Working Preacher, Christian Century, Christianity Today, Faith and Leadership, Patheos and more. Kara 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, and the forthcoming, Receiving This Life (Dec. 2023)
See Kara's website for more.
Find out more about Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church.
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. 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. His most recent book is Churches and the Crisis of Decline - a companion book to his Ministry in the Secular Age series.
See Andy's website for more.
Find out more about Luther Seminary.