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Emily Nyce

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Seeking Housing

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Organization:

Yaupon Place (a center of Union Presbyterian Seminary)

Job title or role:

Director

Why are you attending this program?

For two years now, I have been researching, discerning and moving forward plans for Union Presbyterian Seminary's 19 acres of publicly accessible land, just across the street, in Richmond, VA. Now named "Yaupon Place: Northside Center for ReCreation," we envision an equitably shared, multiuse greenspace for the Northside that cultivates collective peace through outdoor recreation, community storysharing and ecological partnerships. I am the founder and director (and just beginning!), and I so look forward to all of the storysharing theories and skills I can gain from your expertise!

A couple of fun facts about yourself:

In previous careers, I've mostly worked in church ministries with youth and children. However, I took a break from that world and became a professional for a quaint little cafe while researching my next vocational steps. Baking, cooking, and hospitality is a true passion.

Will you have a car available to you?

No

Are you comfortable with ...
  • Cats
  • Dogs
Do you desire a private room?

Yes

Are you willing to sleep on a couch or futon in a shared space?

No

Are you willing to share a bathroom?

Yes

Is it important to you to be able to cook at your place of lodging?

Yes

Do you require any special accommodation (wheelchair ramp, no stairs, etc.)?

No

Any allergies or other concerns?

Yes

Allergies or concerns

No dairy (severely lactose intolerant)

Other comments / questions?

I am quite open to anything with a private room! I love kids, and a little chaos doesn't bother me. I would gladly help out with anything a host family might need while I'm there. Transportation is my main concern each day, but I will have some funds available for that if a host stay works out. It would be nice to be in walking distance to something (either the venue, or a market, cafe, etc.). Thank you so much! I usually respond to any email within a day or two. I'll continue to check spam now regularly, but if you don't hear from me, do not hesitate to call or text 804-822-6483.

Janel Ruehl

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Seeking Housing

Est. Arrival Time:

02:00 PM

Est. Departure Time:

10:00 AM

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Organization:

COIC

Job title or role:

Program Administrator

Why are you attending this program?

As a literature major now working in rural community development, I'm a lover of storytelling interested in developing my skill set. I'm also hoping to understand how story might be more effectively applied in my work, and also used to deepen my personal sense of community and connection. I met Mark at a conference in Bend in 2019, and was inspired by his work.

A couple of fun facts about yourself:

I've lived on three continents, love animals, and enjoy all things food (growing, cooking, and sharing). I consider myself an introvert skilled in creating meaningful connections, and a passionate community builder.

Will you have a car available to you?

Yes

Are you comfortable with ...
  • Cats
  • Dogs
Do you desire a private room?

Yes

Are you willing to sleep on a couch or futon in a shared space?

Yes

Are you willing to share a bathroom?

Yes

Is it important to you to be able to cook at your place of lodging?

Yes

Do you require any special accommodation (wheelchair ramp, no stairs, etc.)?

No

Any allergies or other concerns?

No

Other comments / questions?

I would really appreciate a private room, but can be flexible! Thank you.

Shannon Savage-Howie

Status:

Seeking Housing

Est. Arrival Time:

08:00 AM

Est. Departure Time:

05:00 PM

Email:

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Email

Job title or role:

Spiritual Director

Why are you attending this program?

Returning to train as a facilitator. I’m eager to find ways to use storytelling to bring healing to a variety of communities and settings

A couple of fun facts about yourself:

I am a mom to 3 boys and married to a guy who works on movies. I enjoy teaching yoga a couple times a week.

Will you have a car available to you?

Yes

Are you comfortable with ...
  • Cats
  • Dogs
Do you desire a private room?

Yes

Are you willing to sleep on a couch or futon in a shared space?

No

Are you willing to share a bathroom?

Yes

Is it important to you to be able to cook at your place of lodging?

No

Do you require any special accommodation (wheelchair ramp, no stairs, etc.)?

No

Any allergies or other concerns?

No

Other comments / questions?

I’m vegan

Bianca Ballara

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Seeking Housing

Est. Arrival Time:

06:30 PM

Est. Departure Time:

10:00 AM

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Organization:

Beyond Toxics

Job title or role:

Environmental Justice Community Organizer

Why are you attending this program?

The power of connecting through our experiences, our lived wisdom, struggles, mistakes and successes. As a community organizer (and artist, visionary for a better safer diverse and inclusive future), I wish nothing more than to summon from myself and my neighbors what we care about and who we are and keep us awakened to that power.

A couple of fun facts about yourself:

I have been a city rat and a country mouse. I can't wait for the future and call upon the help of the past. I secretly just want to make silly faces at everyone I know.

Will you have a car available to you?

Yes

Are you comfortable with ...
  • Cats
  • Dogs
Do you desire a private room?

Yes

Are you willing to sleep on a couch or futon in a shared space?

Yes

Are you willing to share a bathroom?

Yes

Do you require any special accommodation (wheelchair ramp, no stairs, etc.)?

No

Any allergies or other concerns?

No

Other comments / questions?

Do you like morning or evening conversations? Do you like to discuss philosophically? Do you mind if I ask about your family? How can I be a good, respectful and enjoyable guest to you?

Julie Sifuentes

Status:

Seeking Housing

Est. Arrival Time:

05:00 PM

Est. Departure Time:

12:00 PM

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Organization:

Peace Corps Kids

Job title or role:

Founder

Why are you attending this program?

I am really passionate about the potential for storytelling to make social change. My entry point into the world of storytelling was through studying cultural anthropology and qualitative research. I recently launched an organization called Peace Corps Kids, which is a platform for multicultural and multiracial people and families to share their stories and experiences. I would like to learn how to support people in telling their stories for their own personal healing as well as a strategy for social and culture change.

A couple of fun facts about yourself:

I grew up in an intercultural family in Roseburg, Oregon. My favorite thing to do is spending time outdoors with my two kiddos. I talk quietly and laugh loudly.

Will you have a car available to you?

Yes

Are you comfortable with ...
  • Cats
  • Dogs
Do you desire a private room?

Yes

Are you willing to sleep on a couch or futon in a shared space?

No

Are you willing to share a bathroom?

No

Is it important to you to be able to cook at your place of lodging?

No

Do you require any special accommodation (wheelchair ramp, no stairs, etc.)?

No

Any allergies or other concerns?

No

Other comments / questions?

Just a couple of asterisks. I think I will have a car available, but not entirely sure. Still figuring out how I will get there and back.

I would prefer not to share a bathroom, but could manage.

Justin Johnson

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Seeking Housing

Est. Arrival Time:

01:30 PM

Est. Departure Time:

03:00 PM

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Organization:

English Lutheran Church

Job title or role:

Pastor

Why are you attending this program?

I am attending this program for my own personal growth. I am a pastor in a town of 2500 people in rural North Dakota and I have visions of using storytelling as a way to continue to bring life to our community.

A couple of fun facts about yourself:

I am married and have three young girls ages 8, 5, and 2. I enjoy playing golf and reading mystery fiction.

Will you have a car available to you?

Yes

Do you desire a private room?

Yes

Are you willing to sleep on a couch or futon in a shared space?

No

Are you willing to share a bathroom?

Yes

Is it important to you to be able to cook at your place of lodging?

No

Do you require any special accommodation (wheelchair ramp, no stairs, etc.)?

No

Any allergies or other concerns?

No