JOURNEYING TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE
What does the journey of racial justice look like on the ground?
Join our team in South Africa in conversation.
The journey towards racial justice is long, complex, and slow. In light of racial uprisings around the world, our Servant Partners team in Johannesburg, South Africa, is exploring their own journey towards racial justice.
Join this online conversation to hear what racial justice looks like on the ground: the struggles and inspirations, the pathways and boundaries, the creativity and practice.
In conversation, the team will share stories and reflections on theological and spiritual formation, sustainability, and relationships necessary for the journey towards racial justice. Register today!
Monday, August 17
7pm South Africa
Tuesday, August 18
(Wednesday, August 19)
4:30am South Africa
Meet The Team
Chrissy Davies has made her home in South Africa for 12 years as a member of the Servant Partners team there. She has had many roles including ministry coordinator, worship leader, host, and community mom. Chrissy is also a doula and enjoys not only assisting in childbirth, but also in the birth and growth of justice, new ideas, and personal development. Being raised in the Pacific Northwest, she misses the green trees and the abundance of water, but has been grateful for new opportunities to discover beauty in God’s creation, in her three daughters, her partnership with her husband Trevor, and in her community.
Jennifer Chi Lee was born and raised in Hawai‘i and is a second-generation Korean American. She has been on staff with Servant Partners since 2005 and has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for the past decade, working with some combination of women, sport and fitness, and churches in the city. She holds a Masters in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and enjoys using her skills as a trainer and facilitator. Jen is also currently the Operations Manager for the Institute for Urban Ministry in Pretoria, South Africa, an organization focused on training, research, and partnerships to equip those seeking spiritual and social renewal of the city. Jen's passion is in navigating the tensions between justice and reconciliation, privilege and marginalization, and stress and resilience.
Jennifer Chi Lee
Paballo Thekiso was born in Soweto township, Johannesburg, South Africa and currently pastors a church called Following Jesus, based in Johannesburg. He is married to his wife Refilwe, and they have two girls, Atlegang and Rorisang. Paballo and Refilwe are passionate worshippers, mentors, and disciple-makers driven by their Kingdom purpose of seeing God’s justice reign in their lifetime, through the local church. Outside his role as a pastor, Paballo is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer, and runs his media company, Pabsmedia. Paballo also sits on the board of three nonprofit organizations, including Youth For Christ National Board, Love Justice SA, and the Tshepo Trust.
Trevor is passionate about catalyzing change through coaching and leadership development. He is the site leader in Cosmo City, South Africa for Servant Partners, working on grassroots community transformation amongst the urban poor. For the last 20 years, Trevor has focused on relational leadership development, catalyzing organizational change, facilitating challenging conversations, and using coaching as tool to come alongside others to help them set and reach their goals. Trevor believes that when we can create safe spaces for honest conversations, break silos and think about the whole system, we foster opportunities for new possibilities and can build a common better future together. The main thrust of his work has been in the local community and church, building bridges across class and race, and working to bring the voices on the margin to the center for organizational change.
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