Candler’s Women, Theology, and Ministry program will welcome Ingrid McIntyre and Luke Lea as the distinguished guest speakers for this year’s annual Women’s Forum, “The Journey of an Advocate Inside and Outside the Church.” The forum, which is free with registration required, will be held as a webinar on October 13 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Register here. 

wtm-sq.jpgIngrid McIntyre is co-founder of Open Table Nashville, an interfaith homeless outreach nonprofit that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized, and provides education about issues of homelessness. She is also executive director of The Village at Glencliff, a new nonprofit born out of Open Table Nashville and Glencliff United Methodist Church that provides bridge housing for people experiencing homelessness. McIntyre earned her MTS degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. She has served with Habitat for Humanity, as a youth minister at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and as the director of connectional relations at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) for The United Methodist Church.

luke-lea.jpgOriginally from Nashville, Luke Lea is a third-year MDiv student at Candler pursuing ordination in The United Methodist Church. He served with McIntyre in the summer 2020 as part of the Candler Advantage internship program.

Learn more about Candler’s Women, Theology, and Ministry program.