Michael Le Buhn is currently working toward his Masters of Divinity Degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School. After serving 8 years in the U.S. Army, he earned BA and BS degrees in Philosophy and Psychology respectively from the University of Illinois. Much of his research, writing, and public speaking has been centered on issues related to combat veterans such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, and veteran suicide. Currently, he 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. He is interning for the summer, fall, and spring semesters and looks forward to working with Open Table’s Street Chaplains. Michael enjoys hiking, reading, longboarding with his daughter, gardening with his partner, playing darts with his friends and collecting comic books.
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.
Judy Ives serves as a volunteer working with the chaplains. She visits with our friends that have found permanent housing providing spiritual support and friendship.
Joi is passionate about seeking solutions to local policies and federal legislation that perpetuate cycles of poverty and subjugation for marginalized peoples