Clara K. Welch is an ordained deacon in the North Georgia Conference. She holds a bachelor’s in music education from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania; a master’s in Christian education and church music from Scarritt College in Nashville, Tennessee; and a master’s in theological studies from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served as a music teacher in schools related to the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky and has served United Methodist churches in Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia in the areas of Christian education, children’s music, and older adult ministry.
Currently, Clara serves her local church in the areas of pastoral care and Christian education. She also teaches piano lessons, and her students often perform Christmas and spring recitals at a nearby assisted-living community.
Clara and her husband, Brian, have one daughter, Rebecca Jo. As they adjust to life as empty-nesters, Clara and Brian enjoy gardening, trying new recipes, hiking, and listening to their daughter’s stories about the life of a veterinarian.
Sue Mink creates artwork exploring the intersection between art and theology. She is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary. Sue also holds a design degree from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Sue loves to teach youth and adult studies. She has traveled the world with her husband, Allan, a retired Air Force pilot, and now lives in Leesburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys art, rock concerts, knitting, scuba diving, and cooking. Sue and her husband have two adult children, Jessica and Rob.
Christopher P. Momany is the chaplain and director of church relations at Adrian College and a member of the Department of Philosophy/Religion. He is an ordained United Methodist minister and has been the pastor of several
churches. He is a graduate of Adrian College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Drew University. His academic interests focus on Christian ethics and philosophy.
Chris has been published in The Christian Century, The Wesleyan Theological Journal, The Asbury Theological Journal, Circuit Rider magazine, The United Methodist Reporter, and other publications. Chris also writes for Ministry Matters, an online ministry resource. His book on the Wesleyan ethic of love and justice bears the title, Doing Good: A Grace-Filled Approach to Holiness.
His current research explores the relationship between antebellum moral philosophy or philosophical ethics and the antislavery movement. For several years, Chris has combined his writing and teaching with an emphasis on the tragedy of human trafficking. Today, it is estimated that 27 million people are held as slaves throughout the world. Chris has been a national leader among college and church professionals in confronting this issue.