In today’s post, we continue our series of sharing highlights from the first 2016 Race & Restoration Summit, held in Joplin, MO.
Music has always been a part of Dena Hurley’s life. When she began sharing worship leading duties in a multiethnic, multicultural congregation, she found herself asking, “How do we truly come together in worship?”
Watch here as Dena shares how her heart for worship, her studies in philosophy and ethnomusicology, & her experience as a worship leader is leading her to a new understanding of Race and Reconciliation through the Worship Arts.”
About Dena Hurley
Dena Hurley served for five years as one of the worship ministers at First Christian Church at Brock Hall, a multiethnic church in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., before moving to Joplin in May 2012.
She currently works in the Online Learning Department of Ozark Christian College while she pursues a Master of Arts in SocioCultural Epistemology and the Arts from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Dena and her husband Travis are most proud of their four children Andrea, Nathan, Rebecca, and Caleb; son-in-law Malachi; and new grandson Jonah. In her free time, she enjoys reading and drinking coffee. Dena recently co-authored an article with Travis in The Christian Standard, and you can subscribe to her blog, Finding My Way…Loving the Journey.