Hello, we are MVNG

we want to start a conversation.

About Missional Voices

We began with a simple question: What if God is up to something really big and global but it can only be discovered through the small and local? It was through the exploration of that question that Missional Voices was born…

…a gathering for the sake of reimagining church and transforming neighborhoods.

Missional Voices is a network of leaders — laity, clergy, youth leaders, educators, seminarians, and creatives — across The Episcopal Church who believe the church of the future will be more relational, more diverse, more collaborative, more hopeful, and more agile.

We provide hopeful space for robust conversations about the theology, culture, and the practice of ministry, support strong, faithful leadership in a time of adaptive change, and encourage collaboration and creativity across congregations and geographies.

We are fostering a conversation about how to follow Christ in our particular contexts, in this particular day and age. We are a movement seeking to strengthen the relational fabric of The Episcopal Church so that our congregations are strong and healthy enough to be a sustained, effective, faithful, and moral voice that is engaged in the transformation of our communities toward the common good.

We host a national gathering each year, curate online conversation about the practice of ministry, and are available for preaching and teaching in regional and local settings throughout the year. Each of these settings allows us to carry out these reflective conversations on culture and ministry as well as make and deepen connections across the church.

Our Team

Christian Anderson
Co-Founder and Liturgist

Alan Bentrup
Co-Founder and Curator

Samantha Gottlich

Jimmy Hartley

Lisa Neilson

Chris Hamby

Brad Linboom

Elizabeth Bentrup

Katelyn Kenney

Our Voices


What is the mission of God?


What is God already doing – or wanting to do – in our neighborhoods?


How can we partner with God in our neighborhoods?

Our Values





Our Partners