The space between life and death is the space that Shea Collins was called too. She has had 15 years of experience working with children, youth and their families in the Hospice setting. She is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church and is now working at Hospice of Cabarrus County in North Carolina. In our conversation, we talk about how to deal with these situations and places of grief. She gives amazing insights and recommendations to clergy and laypeople alike.
Donna is the pastor of Mount Vernon Place UMC in Washington, DC. When she arrived in 2005 it was a completely different church than it is now. It was a dying congregation. However, through Donna's leadership, a ton of time, and even more prayers, they have turned this congregation around. Along with Roger Owens, she has now authored a new book about this journey, "A New Day in the City." It is a powerful testimony to urban church renewal and the work God has done in and through them.