your outreach leaders.
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corey pigg | host
To much surprise, Corey chose the vocation of a missionary nearly straight out of high school after an experience he had had "with God". That journey in total lasted nearly 6 years and took him to 32 countries. Along the way, he found himself intertwined between multiple churches and international missions organizations. Two of which were verifiably cults. Ironically, he never wanted to "save" or "witness" to anyone, but thought he wanted to share God's love for the world - until he realized it was all about himself, as he also realized that for everyone else, it was only about themselves. After an explosive exit from the mission's industry and a couple of years of recovery, Failed Missionary was created.
He will write, or have someone write, a real and better bio soon. Sorry.
emily worrall | co-host for "called, not qualified" and "white savior"
For over ten years Emily Worrall has had on the ground experience of international NGO work within Uganda. She co-founded and was the Executive Director of the 12,000+ NGOs in Uganda. After six years she realized that perhaps the last thing Africa needed was another American-led NGO.
This realization led to her pouring her creative energies into a plastic doll. Barbie Savior, the Instagram sensation, was born. Her satirical White savior has over 140,000 followers. Ms. Worrall combines a treasure trove of sharp writing, photography, and social media skills from a decade in the NGO sector to comment on the development industry's many failures in Africa.
Currently Ms. Worrall is the Regional Communications, Advocacy, and Fundraising Director for a grass-roots NGO in Uganda focused on care reform. She has written for the Guardian and her work with Barbie Savior has been featured in the BBC, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Quartz, and various other media outlets.
jamie wright | co-host for "called, not qualified"
Jamie Wright (better known in some circles as Jamie the Very Worst Missionary) is an Author, blogger, and speaker made popular by her passion to challenge the status quo within the Church, in particular, calling for financial, ethical, and personal transparency from the modern Christian Missions movement. With blunt honesty and sharp humor, Jamie speaks candidly from her personal experiences as a woman, mother, pastor's wife, and missionary abroad, boldly laying out the messy realities of life and faith, the true cost of justice, and the real price of grace.
Jamie has traveled the globe as a writer and/or speaker for non-profit organizations, such as World Vision, The Exodus Road, and the Jordanian Tourism Board. She has been invited to speak at churches, universities, and conferences across North America, including Christianity 21, Epiphaneia: Survival of the Weakest, George Fox University, Gardner Webb University, Broom Colloquium: Abilene Christian University, and Hardin Simmons University, as well as many women's events, and as Emcee for charity fundraisers.