Annie is 25 years old and completing her second year at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth Texas where she plans to graduate in 2017 with a Master's in Divinity. Annie is in-care with Lake Washington Christian Church in Kirkland Washington.
Annie plans to be ordained with the Christian Church Disciples of Christ and has considered chaplaincy but is continuing to discern where her call to ministry is leading her vocationally. Annie is currently serving at Ridglea Christian Church in Forth Worth as the Children's Minister and hopes to experience various aspects of ministry while in seminary. Annie is very active and vocal in regards to justice and equality. She welcomes prayers for wisdom, passion and strength for her journey towards graduation and ordination.
Luke is a pastor, neighborhood enthusiast, husband, educator, and seeker of justice, particularly at the intersections of poverty, houselessness and the church. He is currently serving, along with his wife Rebecca, with a new church-in-formation in Everett, WA. Prior being called to this journey of church planting, Luke served with HOMEpdx, a church community in Downtown Portland, OR, made up primarily of those who live on the streets, where he sought to build friendship and community with his friends living outside. He is passionate about finding ways to help the church better love its neighbors experiencing poverty and houselessness. He has helped organize and facilitate at a number of ministries and nonprofits, including Wild Goose Festival, Inhabit Conference, and Community Missions, which was an ecumenical ministry of the Episcopal Church in Portland that he co-founded. He has a masters degree in theological studies from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. In his free time, Luke loves to read, get away to the woods to hike and fish, eat good food which he occasionally cooks himself, and go on adventures with Rebecca. They have one dog, Punky Brewster, that often lives up to her name.
Heesook Yoo is a student at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University in the Master of Divinity program. She is a member of Mannam Christian Church in Everett where she serves as Treasurer and Youth Group Leader. Currently, Heesook is serving as the Moderator of the Regional Board for the Northwest Region. Heesook was raised in Seoul, South Korea and came to the United States in 2011. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. She has an adult son, Aaron. In her writings, Heesook has said, “I have strongly felt called to transform the Biblical literalism to contemporary interpretation of Biblical teachings, evangelism to social justice in God’s creation, and the mission of the Church to the mission of God.”