Kris Beckert is a scientist turned pastor. She currently serves as the pastor of innovation and multiplication at Salem Fields Community Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Kris is ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and has an MDiv from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. Besides making disciples and creating a vision of a church that's real and relevant, she also works with Fresh Expressions US and runs everything from 5Ks to ultramarathons.
Mitch is a missional entreprenuer and current Director of the Acts Network at First UMC in Williamsport, PA and trainer/coach with Fresh Expressions US. He helps create and lead new communities of faith and equips leaders to do likewise. Before creating these communities, Mitch served as campus minister with mechanics at Wyotech, and has worked as the Director of College and Community Outreach with First UMC, Williamsport. Mitch's love for the Gospel and passion to play and explore in His creation push him to continually find news ways for people to engage with their faith. Some of Mitch's interests include dancing, good coffee, not eating onions and spending time with his wife Elizabeth..
Host- Sarah Keasler
Sarah Keasler serves as Director of Innovation and Ministry Effectiveness with Fresh Expressions US. She is responsible for fostering innovative approaches and growing the importance of user experience (UX) research and innovation in service of Fresh Expressions’ strategic initiatives. Keasler is a leader in non-profit management and human-centered design methodologies, and has received her undergraduate degree from University of Miami and her MBA from Friends University, with a concentration in Change Management and Innovation. Sarah and her husband Keas live in Wichita, KS with their baby boy Theo.