Claire Brown & Anita Peebles

Anita Peebles (she/her) serves as associate pastor for next generation ministries at Seattle First Baptist Church (ABC-USA). A graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, Anita was ordained by Glendale Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, an Alliance of Baptists-affiliated congregation. Anita has written curriculum for the UMC, PC-USA and ABC-USA denominations, as well as is a contributing author to Growing in God’s Love: A Storybook Bible (John Knox 2018), When Kids Ask Hard Questions Vol. 2 (Chalice Press, 2021), and Taking On the Cross: [Re]Learning the Love of God (Good News Media, 2022). Anita blogs and shares sermons regularly at She lives in Seattle with her partner and their cat. Claire Brown (she/her) is an Episcopal priest, writer, facilitator, and spiritual director. Claire is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and is the co-editor of Keep Watch with Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, the School of Theology at Sewanee, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, and Still Harbor. Find Claire at She lives in Athens, Tennessee with her spouse and two young children.