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With nearly 20,000 viewers tuning in to our Refuel + Recharge Mental Wellness virtual event series, we are thrilled to announce the second season of Refuel + Recharge: Race + Reconciliation.

As we continue to listen, learn and engage in conversations around racism and injustice, we want this season of Refuel + Recharge to give you the opportunity to listen, learn and engage, too. The work of racial justice and equity begins with each of us individually, learning from each other and engaging in thoughtful discussions within our communities, and then turning our conversations into actions that drive meaningful change.

Starting July 30, join us every other Thursday to hear from a lineup of notable speakers for thoughtful discussions on racial justice, equity and reconciliation.



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Kristen Newton

July 30

Kristen “KB” Newton is the creator and founder of HEART Convos, where she provides practical insight on navigating our relationships and tough conversations. Following the death of George Floyd, Kristen led a webinar and intensive with four other leaders called 5 Key Elements to Addressing Injustice In America.



Shannan Martin

September 10

Shannan Martin, author of The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You and Falling Free: Rescued from the Life I Always Wantedis a speaker and writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city.  She and her jail-chaplain husband, Cory, have four children and live in Goshen, Indiana.


Carlos Whittaker

August 13

Carlos Whittaker is a People’s Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world, including Catalyst Conference, Embrace Church, and FreshLife Church, and more.



Jon Houghton

September 10

Jon Houghton is the Regional Director for Young Life Chicagoland, serving with Young Life for nearly 20 years. Jon has a passion for social justice, serving as a bridge builder in his community and addressing racial justice in his articles Sustaining Allyship & Things White People Can Do Immediately Toward Racial Justice.


Dr. Charles Ware

August 27

Dr. A. Charles Ware serves as Executive Director of Grace Relations and Special Assistant to the President at the College of Biblical Studies in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Ware has authored, co-authored, and edited several books including Ferguson: How Should the Church Respond? and One Race One Blood.


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