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Meet the 2022 Seeds Fellows

Get to know the innovators who form the 2022 Seeds Fellowship.

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Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson is an author, storyteller, dreamer, schemer, and neighborhood collaborator. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Ace in the City, a Minneapolis-rooted placemaking organization cultivating belonging by reimagining and repurposing spaces and how we inhabit them.
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Charlene S. Bowden

Charlene S. Bowden is an entrepreneur and a passionate minister and faith leader who focuses on building relationships by creating opportunities to invoke honest and transparent conversations. Charlene is the Founder of It’s Just Us Productions, and Founder and Executive Director of It’s Just Us in the Community, Inc.

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Alma Lizzette Cárdenas- Rodríguez

Alma Lizzette Cárdenas- Rodríguez is a México-Estadounidense writer, published author, speaker and mentor. She currently serves as an academic advisor for graduate students at Fuller Theological Seminary.
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Kimmothy Cole

Kimmothy Cole is a multidisciplinary artist, organizer, and ritual practitioner in Austin, TX. Kimmothy works as the Director of Family Ministries at Servant Church and the Creator and Facilitator of Communitas, a small community rooted in holistic health and tangible relationships.
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Joe Davis

Joe Davis is an artist, educator, and speaker based in Minneapolis, MN. He is the Founder and Director of the multimedia production company, The New Renaissance, the frontman of the emerging soul-funk band, The Poetic Diaspora, and co-creator of JUSTmove, racial justice education through art.
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Heidi Ferris

Heidi Ferris is an author, teacher trainer, public speaker, advocate, and environmental scientist. Heidi started Growing Green Hearts LLC in 2012 to increase climate literacy for communities and spark wonderment in Creation for youth.
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Chris Kramer

Chris Kramer has served as a pastor and non-profit executive. Chris currently serves Oregon Synod as Dean o’ the Desert and on the Stewardship Table; He serves on the Board of Directors at Luther Seminary. Chris enjoys his family, outdoor adventuring, making music, and disappearing across Oregon on his motorcycle.
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Jane Lam

Jane Lam is a HongKonger in San Francisco, a 6th generation Christian (5th in ministry) from a family of Lutheran ministers. She serves at a community services NGO for low-income housing and plants micro house churches among first-generation immigrant seniors outside of work with a team of “unlikely leaders” (amazing seniors in their 70s-90s).
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JD Larson

JD Larson and his wife co-pastor North City Church in North Minneapolis. He is a co-vocational pastor and works in real estate and various entrepreneurial endeavors.
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Colleen Montgomery

Pastor Colleen Montgomery is an ordained pastor in the ELCA and is the mission developer for All Place Together. She is also called part-time to the Virginia Synod staff as Director for Digital Ministries.
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Andrew Nemr

Andrew Nemr is an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, and speaker. His work has spanned the music, dance, theatre, and visual arts worlds, exploring art as a vehicle for storytelling, community building, and caring for people.
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Jennifer Oliver

Jennifer Oliver is an educator, food scientist, food justice advocate, and an ordained itinerant elder in the A.M.E Church. She aids in transforming communities by filling need gaps in the area of hunger, poverty, and clean water through her food systems solutions consulting firm Dixon & Dukely, LLC and its nonprofit arm Manna Movement Collaborative.
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September Penn

September Penn is a singer/songwriter and theater performance artist. She is the Music Director at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles and has recently become the pastoral leadership of Angeles Mesa Presbyterian Church.
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Tyler Sit

Rev. Tyler Sit is the pastor and church planter of New City Church, a church mainly led by queer people of color. Sit is a second-generation Chinese American, trained community organizer, and United Methodist pastor.
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Sean Steele

The Rev. Sean Steele is Vicar of St. Isidore Episcopal Church and The Abundant Harvest. Sean is a church entrepreneur and traditioned innovator. He received an MA in Theology from Creighton University, an MDiv from Seminary of the Southwest, and is a fully trained mediator, LDWF, and ICF Coach.
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Chuck Whitley

Chuck Whitley is a coach, trainer, pastor, non-profit leader, and business owner. Chuck currently serves as the executive director of 4C Business and has dedicated his life to influencing culture through kingdom business practice.

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Mike Wu

Mike Wu is a Chinese-Australian pastor, vocational coach, and church planter based in Kuala Lumpur. He was born in Shanghai, raised in Melbourne, and worked in banking and strategy consulting before seminary in the US.