Dr. Tracy Radosevic is an educator at heart and once she discovered biblical storytelling and NBSI in 1990 she realized that was the best approach to faithful formation. She began her career as a Director of Christian Education in a local church and has since expanded her target audience to the global Church, having traveled around the US and on to various other countries since 1997 when she hung out her freelance shingle. In that time, she has offered workshops, pulpit supply, performances (the entire Gospel of Mark being one of her favorites), seminars, keynotes, retreats, and spiritual pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Greece/Turkey, and Italy. Educated at Grove City College (BA in Christian Ministries and Elementary Education), Duke Divinity School (MRE), East Tennessee State University (MA in Storytelling) and Wesley Theological Seminary (DMin) she is now returning the favor by teaching as an adjunct professor at Wesley as well as St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute and is the dean of the Academy for Biblical Storytelling. She loves spending time at the beach, watching movies (she has been cohosting a podcast on movies people of faith should see — FaithinFocus — for ten years), visiting with friends, playing her accordion, and exercising her right brain.
Shelley Gnade & Mary-beth Howard
Mary-beth and Shelley have been involved with NBSI for dog years, so should be well known to anyone who has ever attended a Festival Gathering in the past 20+ years. Between them, they have held almost every position possible in the NBSI organization and have been regular workshop presenters. They both live in Wilmington, DE with wonderful husbands and attend Westminster Presbyterian Church—but they DO live in separate dwellings! At their home church they have founded and currently lead a group of lay storytellers, Westminster by Heart, who present regularly in worship services. Mary-beth is retired from teaching. Shelley is also mostly retired although she still works part-time for WW. Both are enjoying being grandmothers.
Philip Ruge-Jones (Facilitator)
Dean, NBSI Academy for Biblical Storytelling
Patterns, Pathways, and Play: the primacy of story for life, growth, and community
The Anointing of David (1 Samuel 16:1-13a)
Shiprah and Puah (Exodus 1:8-21)
The Law & Sin (Romans 7:15-25a)