I am a Spy for Hope

My purpose is to heal human division by creating spaces of radical hospitality. I am passionate about spiritual practices that sustain activism for the flourishing of people and our planet.

For the past ten days, I’ve slipped outside my back door after dark and stepped into a night walk, looping the circuits of this twinkling light labyrinth holding a word, a person, or a hope for the world near my heart 


Keynotes & Collaborations

I Specialize In...

  • Creative adaptations of ancient contemplative practices

• Rituals that honor the body through nature, movement, food, and storytelling

• Designing events that support: racial justice & the dismantling whiteness; the flourishing of girls, women and LGBTQ+ people; mentoring young leaders

Other topics presented in my published works: Another Way, Girlfriend Theology, The Barefoot Way, Greenhouses of Hope, and Lives to Offer

Recent interactive workshops and keynotes include:

 • Setting the Table: Six Practices for Hosting Hospitable Space

 • Walk into a Better Future: Imagining the World We’d Like to Inhabit

 • Hearing Our New Story in the Midst of the Tragic Gap

2021 Calendar

JANUARY – MARCH: Sabbatical

JUNE 22-26, Co-Facilitationg, Our Own Deep Wells: Writing about Vocation Across Race and Culture, Collegeville Institute

JUNE 28-29, Facilitating  Leading through the Tragic Gap, Faculty Retreat, Emmanuel Christian College, Abingdon, VA

JULY 13-20, Baker-Downing Family Reunion, Los Angelos, CA

JULY 23-30, Facilitating, Women Discerning the More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, Wellfleet, CT 

AUGUST 3-9,  Evanston Tribe Gathering, Lake Norman, NC



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Initial Consultation
Free 30-minute phone or video consultation to discuss how we might work together.

Creative Facilitation / Speaking:
Do you need help designing a learning event or meaning-making ritual? I can help you create hospitable, life-giving experiences of compassion-based justice-making.

Group or Individual Story/Coaching:
I use story-based methods of holy listening to help people discover their meaning and purpose. While this is sometimes a one-on-one journey, it is my joy to lead groups in communal experiences. 

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Matthew Wesley Williams, Dori Baker, Stephen Lewis. Photo Courtesy of. Allison Shirreffs

Another Way was written for, and dedicated to, “a new generation of people—the dreamers, freedom fighters, artists, and warrior-healers—who refuse to accept things as they are as all that there is.” People who desire another way to live and lead change. 
Another Way, written by Stephen Lewis, Matthew Wesley Williams, and Dori Baker, is available wherever books are sold. 

To learn more about my most recent collaborative project

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I design experiences that welcome the stories, energy and wisdom in the room to come alive. Let's connect and grow together.