As a clinical social worker and an interfaith/interspiritual minister, I am passionate about grounding myself in the things that inspire and sustain me through hard times, that shore up my resilience and commitment to not only surviving but to thriving in a complicated world. I believe that participating in the Emergence Leadership Academy will help me clarify my goals as both a health care social worker and One Spirit Dean and as a heart-centered activist and educator. I believe that the program will allow me to better access my gifts and possess the courage to recognize and overcome any obstacles to expressing myself most powerfully in service of Love and Justice.
Rev. Melissa Stewart