Our team is looking forward to having you and your group join the journey. A journey that Others have already begun and Others who are delighted that you have made the decision to know the Other better.
Meet Our Team
Kinna is a Luther Seminary graduate who serves part time as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in a suburban turned urban neighborhood in Aurora, Colorado. Kinna is compelled through scripture and the Holy Spirit to be an accomplice for her siblings in Christ who are different from her. She gets a great deal of wisdom from the young people and families of color and different backgrounds that she accompanies, as well as her mentors and colleagues of color, with different genders, abilities, and backgrounds.
Vance, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has been called, from a very young age, to serve the youth of the church and Native people. Having had an extraordinary youth ministry and leadership development experience during his own adolescence, Vance has dedicated much of his energy and career working to give others similar experiences. Whether it be during his professional service at Augsburg Fortress Publishers, California Lutheran University, Youth in Mission, or any of the congregations that he has served, he wanted to produce resources and experiences that encourages leaders in the church, both youth and adults, to value multiculturalism, diversity, cultural competency, anti-oppression, peace and social justice.