Lara Blackwood Pickrell, writer of Unit 2, is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and
serves Hillside Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri, as associate minister for youth and young adults. She is
passionate about finding ways to weave together ancient Christian stories and practices, contemporary needs, and many
generations of Godâs people. Writing and other creative practices are an essential part of her ministry, along with summer
camps, social media, womenâs issues, sexuality education, and deep conversation over coffee. Check out how she and her
youth ministry colleagues are taking risks for the sake of the church by visiting www.Partnership.org.