Kathy Escobar

Kathy co-pastors The Refuge, an eclectic faith community in north Denver dedicated to those on the margins of life and faith. She’s an advocate for friends in hard places, a trained spiritual director (one who’s a little on the loud side), and a group facilitator in a wide variety of contexts centered on healing, recovery, and relationship. She writes a little, hangs out with people a lot, and teaches college classes online because missional living doesn’t pay the bills.

Kathy is also the author of Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus, a practitioner’s guide for creating and cultivating missional community along with several other spiritual formation books–Come With Me: An Invitation to Break Through the Walls Between You and God and Refresh: Sharing Stories, Building Faith. She blogs regularly on faith and life at www.kathyescobar.com.

She has a Masters in Management and a Certificate in Evangelical Spiritual Guidance from Denver Seminary and lives in Arvada, Colorado, with her husband and five kids.

Kathy will be speaking with her good friend and colleague, Karl Wheeler.

“I’m most passionate about community, the marginalized, healing, spiritual transformation, equality, justice, ‘church’, relationships, diversity, and learning to love and be loved.” -Kathy