Abby is a second year graduate student at Vanderbilt University, pursuing dual degrees in Community Development and Action, and Theological Studies. She is a recent graduate of Murray State University, with degrees in Nonprofit Leadership and Public Relations. Abby is passionate about the most vulnerable people experiencing holistic healing through compassion, reconciliation, and radical love, and desires to assist churches in practicing justice rather than charity to reimagine how communities can thrive. Enthralled by the power of storytelling, she loves to listen to the stories of the friends she meets at Open Table Nashville and is inspired by their resilience. When she’s not drinking tea and reading nonfiction books, she can be spotted eating Jeni’s Ice Cream or be found hiking with her husband and best friend, Deric.
Madison is passionate about working towards systematic change in local policies and practices that can provide justice and empowerment for marginalized communities.
Lauren believes that housing is a basic right that everyone should have access to, and she is excited to begin taking steps with Open Table Nashville to eradicate the issues surrounding affordable housing.
John Culbertson offers presence and spiritual support to friends of Open Table Nashville as a Chaplain on the Streets.