We are excited to announce our guest speaker for Spring Retreat at Lakeview on February 23, 2019 for our Spiritual Growth Retreat. If you were at Assembly this year, you had the opportunity to hear her speak. If you have twitter you can follow her account, she is very active. We will be posting more of her in coming months, but we are thrilled to have her come to Lakeview and speak to us. Mark your calendars and bring a friend and come join in on the Spiritual experience of United Methodist Women this Spring!
Rev. Alisha L. Gordon, M.Div. is a well sought-after writer, teacher, scholar activist, and public theologian utilizing the many intersections of her life as an entry point to engage in ministry around the world. A native of Decatur, Georgia, Alisha attended Spelman College where she earned a Bachelor of English and Candler School of Theology at Emory University where she earned her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Religious Education.
Her work is deeply rooted in the holistic development of women; as the Executive for Spiritual Growth for one of the world’s largest Christian women’s organizations, United Methodist Women, she marries social justice work and spiritual growth to the prophetic call for justice to help women see their full potential as mothers, daughters, and sisters in an ever-changing social and political landscape. As a teacher and scholar activist, she’s learned alongside communities in Palestine, Uganda, and Brazil; her unique blend of social commentary, religious engagement, and popular culture allows her to use her faith and social interests to engage in deeply meaningful conversations and teachings about scripture, practical theology, women’s issues, and social justice. Alisha currently lives in New York City with her 13-year-old daughter.