John Culbertson offers presence and spiritual support to friends of Open Table Nashville as a Chaplain on the Streets. A recent graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, John serves Open Table Nashville as a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) resident within the St. Thomas/Nashville CPE Partnership. John is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He also loves running in downtown Nashville, reading about history or theology, hiking, and being with animals.
Michael is interested in the intersection of Faith and Justice and seeks to understand systems of oppression and the theological and ethical obligation to confront such systems and restore the oppressed.
Kate recently graduated with a degree in psychology from Oberlin College and is working with Open Table Nashville for a year before starting grad school for social work. She wants to be a therapist someday to help folks reclaim agency over and find peace in their bodies.
Joi is passionate about seeking solutions to local policies and federal legislation that perpetuate cycles of poverty and subjugation for marginalized peoples