Reset:Cultural Conversations

We are excited to be hosting a candid conversation and panel discussion on racial reconciliation, Sunday, April 23 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

This community event is free and open to the public. Hear from a diverse group of professionals and learn together about the problems, explore solutions, and consider how the church in America can be an instrument for change.

 

Reset Panel Members

Markus Lloyd

Markus Lloyd serves as the Director of External Focus at Woodcreek Church in Richardson, Texas. Markus is known as a community catalyst for Church unity and reconciliation. He leads a Church reconciliation group, Threaded, and serves as Plano Regional Champion and Board Chairman of Unite Greater Dallas. Markus is a published writer, professional singer, actor, director, and emcee. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Theater and Television and lives in McKinney, Texas with his amazing wife Lisa and two beautiful boys Markus Jr. (Deuce) and Solomon.

Amanda Giordano

Amanda Giordano, PhD, LPC, NCC is a counselor educator and licensed professional counselor. She specializes in multicultural competence and diversity issues, spirituality and religious issues in counseling, and addictions counseling. Amanda frequently presents and publishes on both religious and counseling topics and is passionate about developing empathic understanding and knowledge regarding systemic privilege and oppression. Amanda is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, enjoys cardio kickboxing, and loves to bake.  

Antwuan Malone

Antwuan Malone serves as the Ministry Director and Young Adult pastor of ELEVATE, a multi-church young adult ministry in Collin County where he seeks to empower young adults toward Christian leadership. Antwuan is passionate about fortifying, uniting, and leveraging the local church to bring gospel influence and social change to our communities. Antwuan also serves within a church reconciliation group called Threaded and is a council member for the Collin County Center of the Elimination of Disparities and Disproportionality (CEDD). He enjoys a good book, heading to the movies, the Oakland Raiders, and amazing salmon recipes!  

Deborah Hill

Deborah Hill, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S, is the current director of Project Hope (part of the Seven Loaves Community – a missional partnership with St. Andrew UMC). She holds a Masters of Education in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. She has extensive experience counseling people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Deborah currently teaches Waking Up to Peace, a Christian (Christ-centered) general life and relational philosophy for personal and spiritual growth.

Mike Gavin

Mike Gavin is a real estate attorney at the Condon Thornton Sladek law firm in Dallas. Mike graduated from SMU Law following his first career as a project manager working on Dallas ISD construction projects. Mike earned an undergraduate civil engineering degree from Texas A&M University. Mike and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of Zoe, Elliott, and Asher. When not coaching or cheering on his children at a local field, Mike has volunteered some of his free time with Project Hope, a program to eliminate hopelessness that brings people together from different walks of life and gives them opportunities to love one another as Christ loves us.

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