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corey pigg | host
Corey found himself devoted to ministry nearly right after high school following a life changing experience he believed to have had with God. After being swept away by lofty ambitions of artist missionaries in eastern Germany, Corey chose the path of the modern day missionary with YWAM. A journey in total that would give him nearly 7 years of experience with the modern approach to international missions. This experience was not solely under one group, but under the direction of multiple missions organizations and churches in the United States and Germany. After significant trauma and organizational neglect with YWAM Nürnberg / Nuremberg, Corey left the missionary vocation for good.
After years of treatment for cult trauma and PTSD, Corey returned to creative endeavors to speak out and educate others on the growing epidemic of how these modern practices cause great harm and thus Failed Missionary began.
Currently, Corey is the host of Failed Missionary, amassing over 30k subscribers worldwide and growing. He is currently writing a memoir, details to come soon.
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.
Emily’s bio says it all.
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.
Jamie was a missionary to Costa Rica for several years.
HANNAH PAASCH | CO-HOST FOR "THE SECRET LIVES OF MISSIONARY KIDS"
Hannah is an ex-evangelical blogger and founder of publication The Flawless Project with her long-time best friend & co-conspirator Emily, and she’s spent her short adult life exploring what it means to heal from religious trauma. There's a lot to unpack and a lot to unlearn, but she believes we can do it together. As a practitioner & enthusiast of the Enneagram, She aims to couch classic Enneagram principles into language that millennials will get. Think of Millenneagram as The Message translation of the Bible. Same life-giving shit, new words.
Her hope is that by telling you her stories she can inspire you to say "me too". We'll take it from there.
Hannah was a missionary kid in Mexico with her parents and sister.
KEVIN MIGUEL GARCIA | CO-HOST FOR “THE GAY COMMISSION”
Kevin is a speaker, creative, musician, content creator and worship artist based in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2013 with a BM in Music Education and has been everything from a barista to a corporate office worker to a non-profit professional since then. After coming out in the fall of 2015 as a gay Christian, Kevin has reached thousands of individuals across the globe with his blog, theKevinGarcia.com, his podcast, “A Tiny Revolution,” on his YouTube channel where he unpacks theology and addresses life as a queer person of faith, and through speaking engagements at churches, universities, and festivals. Kevin also works with The Reformation Project, an LGBTQ direction action organization with a mission to make the global church more inclusive for queer people. He is presently a candidate for a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. He believes that by telling our stories, we set others free to tell theirs. In addition to LGBTQ advocacy, Kevin’s passions include vocal jazz, tacos, and really horrible dad jokes.
Kevin was a missionary around the world with The World Race and in Atlanta, Georgia with Adventures in Missions.