Jennifer McLaughlin FOUNDER
With 25 years of experience working in Church and Seminary environs, Jennifer envisioned an anti-racism VBS as a way to maximize the biggest community gathering opportunity of the Church year for facilitating a revolution of love. Jennifer has an MDiv and is currently completing an MA in Social Justice and Community Organizing at Prescott College.
DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
Courtney is a community leader/organizer, public speaker and consultant. She is committed to intersectional equity work and collective liberation. A graduate of Stanford University and current student at Prescott College’s Social Justice and Community Organizing MA Program, Courtney is also the founder of Suburbia Rising/Stories of Self and Solidarity, an organization for cross-cultural community building.
Kendra Eberle Anderson CURRICULUM DEVELOPER
Kendra has a B.S. in Cellular Molecular Biology. She has worked in both laboratory research & public health research. She has a passion for encouraging kids to explore and think critically about the physical and social world around them.
Sheena graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Physiology. From there, she carried that into a career in personal training, which fostered a love for motivating people to create positive change in their lives. Sheena has been with the VBS team since 2018, engaging kids in learning about equity through playful movement and games.
Whitney is a Kindergarten teacher who loves seeing the world through the eyes of children. She believes that learning and empathy are the most influential elements for creating lasting change. She is committed to empowering children to change the world by engaging with them in honest conversations that help them understand themselves and others. Whitney has a BA from Western Washington University and an MA in ELL from WGU.
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