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Cherry Crayton

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Cherry Crayton is a writer, editor and brand strategist in Garner, North Carolina. She works at NC State University's College of Education and previously worked at Campbell University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University, including serving as an assistant editor at Faith & Leadership. She attends Saint Andrews United Methodist Church. She earned her bachelor's and master's in curriculum and instruction from NC State.

Despite being a small, rural congregation in an impoverished part of North Carolina, Sandy Plains United Methodist Church has sent a large proportion of its members into mission, leaving some to wonder: How has this tiny church produced so many leaders?

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Wabash Center announces new workshops

Each year, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion launches a new set of workshops and colloquies that meet regularly throughout the year. Their 2025 programs include “African Diaspora,” “Community as Classroom” and “Sacred Self-Care.”

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