Brandon Wrencher (he/him/his)

Brandon Wrencher is a minister, community organizer, trainer, author, and consultant. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked across the US within faith, higher education, and non-profit sectors at the intersections of decolonizing church, contemplative activism, and local presence to build beloved communities. He's one of the founders of The Good Neighbor Movement, a multiracial, Black-led faith justice network of contemplative activists based in Greensboro, NC. Brandon is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. He works full-time as an Organizing Co-Director with The Carolina Federation, an independent political organization building a new political majority in NC centering the multiracial working class, rooted in a culture of belonging, powerful enough to win short-term and long-term transformative change. Brandon is an author of two books: *Liberating Church: A 21st Century Hush Harbor Manifesto* (Wipf & Stock and The Voices Publishing) and *Buried Seeds: Learning from the Vibrant Resilience of Marginalized Christian Communities* (Baker Academic). Brandon is married to Erica, a cultural organizer and community educator, and they have two elementary-aged sons.