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Shrine Mont, Inc.
217 Shrine Mont Circle
PO Box 10
Orkney Springs, Virginia 22845, US
8am to 4pm Monday – Friday
The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff
Our Keynoter and Chaplain this year is The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff. Bishop Susan was elected Bishop Suffragan of Virginia and consecrated in 2012. She became Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese in 2018 upon the retirement of Bishop Shannon Johnston and oversees the mission and ministry of the diocese during the interim between Bishops Diocesan. She has a particular passion for justice ministries and for the full inclusion of all of God’s beloved in the faith community.
Bishop Susan is a visual artist who creates mixed media canvasses and sculptures that include found objects. She and her husband, the Rev. Tom Holliday, share their colorful, art-filled home in Richmond, Virginia, with their chihuahua, Georgia, and their Amazon parrot, Jasper.
As always, we will be entertained by Folk Theologian Ed Kilbourne. Ed is known for his collections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. He has earned a reputation as one of America’s cutting edge religious communicators, a folk theologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song. Ed combines acoustic guitar, singing and commentary. Ed also offers us a half hour devotional each morning before breakfast. To read more about Ed, go to www.edkilbourne.com.
Dr. Pauline Muchina
Our outreach project this year is the African Women and Youth Initiative (AWYI), located at Nakuru, in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Dr. Muchina is from Nakuru, and her family still lives there. Her sister Eunice is the founder of AWYI. It is a creative design company that crafts authentic, handmade African products for the global market. Proceeds from sales of these products enable women to leave poverty by earning a living. AWYI also feeds up to 60 people in Nakuru and sends 17 youth to school in elementary grades through college. Pauline will tell us more about AWYI and will offer some of their products for sale.
Pauline serves as the Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for the African Region at the American Friends Service Committee. She earned a Masters Degree from Yale University Divinity School and a Ph. D. From Union Theological Seminary.