Calendar of Events

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Some ESA staff with some of our fabulous board members!


Nikki Toyama-Szeto

May 1: Sarah Withrow King attending Acting in Faith: Evangelical Climate Advocacy Days – Washington, DC

May 5-7: Kristyn Komarnicki hosts Oriented to Love’s first annual alumni reunion – Bangor, PA (event open to dialogue alums only)

May 9: Sarah Withrow King leading book group discussion on Animals Are Not Ours at StoneBridge Church Community – Charlotte, NC


Micky ScottBey Jones and Darren Calhoun

June 1-4: Kristyn Komarnicki training with the Center for Engaged Compassion – San Francisco, CA

June 5-10: Sarah Withrow King speaking at “Incarnating a CreatureKind Church” at the Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation – Durham, NC

June 20-22: John Seel speaking at “Enriching Culture Through Film” retreat sponsored by the Zephyr Institute – Carmel, CA

June 28th: Nikki Toyama-Szeto speaking at the Amplify Conference – Wheaton, IL

June 30: John Seel hosts “Millennial Mentorship,” New Copernican Conversations – New York, NY


Kristyn Komarnicki

July 6-8: Kristyn Komarnicki facilitating Oriented to Love – Aston, PA

July 11: John Seel speaking on “How to Engage Millennials,” Drexel University LeBow College of Business – Philadelphia, PA

July 27: Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Micky ScottBey Jones, and Darren Calhoun Book of Uncommon Prayer launch – Oak Park, IL (REGISTER for this free event HERE!)

July 26-28: John Seel presenting at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture – Christmas Cove, ME

Sarah Withrow King


August 5: Sarah Withrow King presenting a talk on “The Sanctity of Life and Other Creatures” at the Consistent Life Conference, Eastern University – St. Davids, PA


September 1-4: Sarah Withrow King facilitating the Christian Animal Welfare Summit at the Jesus Vegans Center – Huntsville, AR

John Seel

September 8-9: Kristyn Komarnicki at LOVEboldly training seminar – Cincinnati, OH

September 17-19: Kristyn Komarnicki facilitating Oriented to Love – Haverford, PA

September 23: Kristyn Komarnicki addresses sexual/gender diversity in the church at Biblical Theological Seminary – Hatfield, PA


October 13-15: Kristyn Komarnicki hosts Oriented to Love’s semi-annual alumni reunion – Portland, OR (event open to dialogue alums only)


December 1-3: Sarah Withrow King hosting a Christian Vegan Spiritual Retreat (sign up coming soon!) – Philadelphia, PA