Since starting the Disrupt Worship project, we've had the privilege working with amazing contributors. We've been really proud of the work created for this site, but want to work to be a better outlet for everyone who contributes to and uses the site.
It is with great excitement that Elle Dowd (she/her/hers) is joining the Disrupt Worship Project team! Elle will be taking care of online promotion as well as helping to recruit new contributors.
Elle's bio is on our about page, but we'd like to include it here as well:
Elle Dowd (she/her/hers) is a bi-furious #pastorschool student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a candidate for ordained ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Elle has pieces of her heart in Sierra Leone, where her two children were born, and in St. Louis where she learned from the radical, queer, Black leadership during the Ferguson Uprising. She currently works as a community organizer with Thesis96 and Seminarians for Justice and on weekends tours the city of Chicago in search of the best Bloody Mary.
Recruitment of contributors and promotion of their content is hugely important for our site - all the contributors to Disrupt volunteer their time and work, so we want to make sure their contributions are shared effectively and that we can be more consistent with our commentaries and liturgies without risking burning out ourselves or our contributors.
As always, consider contributing to our Patreon (link below the comments) to help support this site and get us to a point where our contributors don't have to be able to volunteer!
The blog space is where we'll cover things: why we're using a specific focus during a season, to discuss liturgy, and random things that don't quite fit elsewhere.