Rev. Molly Baskette began her journey of church renewal as the lead pastor of the quirky, loveable and burgeoning community of First Church Somerville UCC in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is the author of the how-to manual for church resurrection, Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead and Yours Can, Too.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Divinity School, Molly is a regular contributor to the United Church of Christ’s Feed Your Spirit site, including the UCC Daily Devotionals, and the co-author of Remembering My Grandparent and Remembering My Pet, two practical grief books for children. She blogs on church renewal at realgoodchurch.com; on ministry, motherhood and cancer survivorship at revmolly.tumblr.com; and (occasionally!) on the crazy theological things kids say at whatisgodfor.tumblr.com. And sometimes, she just lies in the hammock with one of her kids, and eats a popsicle.
Rev, Megan Snell had her start in church renewal at First Church Somerville. She now serves on the pastoral team at Village Church in Wellesley, MA. Megan is a Southern California native and a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ. She is passionate about working with lay leaderships to help congregations thrive, ministry with millennials, and mental health and wellness. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School and is ordained in the UCC. Megan enjoys live music, travel, movies, and her dogs.
Rev. Jim Keat is the host of CPR Live and the Director of Online Learning at The Center for Progressive Renewal. He is also the Associate Minister of Digital Strategy & Online Engagement at The Riverside Church in New York City as well as the creator of online projects and platforms like Thirty Seconds or Less, That'll Preach, and more. Jim is a divergent thinker, an ideation specialist, and an aspiring minimalist.