Sunday September 11, 9:30am, Guest Preacher Mark Yaconelli

Do you cherish your family stories?  Tell stories to children?  Enjoy learning about people from their stories?  September is Power of Stories Month, and our featured guest is Mark Yaconelli.

Mark Yaconelli is a speaker, community-builder, and author of Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us as well as five previous books. As founder and director of The Hearth nonprofit, Yaconelli has worked with The Ford Family Foundation, Compassion International, The Greenbelt Arts Festival, The Eli Lilly Foundation, The Mexican-American Center of Austin, among other organizations. Yaconelli holds an MA in Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and received a spiritual direction diploma from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Interviews and profiles of Mark’s work have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC Radio, and ABC World News Tonight. Mark served as the volunteer director of youth ministries at Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian from 1997-2002. He and his wife have three grown children and live in Ashland, Oregon.