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As Executive Director & Community Architect, Ben is exploring what it means to speak wisdom & challenge that cultivate faith community. Hailing from Melbourne, FL, Ben studied theology at Asbury Seminary and is currently preparing for Doctoral work at Chicago Theological Seminary. He's served many churches and communities in Central FL in the last 10 years. He's always thinking about Collective, but sometimes he's also training, racing, and coaching triathlon, an adjunct professor of religion at Stetson University, reading, playing music, enjoying scotch and bourbon, writing, laughing a lot, and most important- being a husband to Stacy and chasing his 2-year-old daughter, June.
Louise - Chief Officer of Getting Things Done
Originally from Crescent City, Florida, Louise moved to DeLand in 2006 and decided to stay when Cafe DaVinci hosted their Punx Picnic. She knew her love for her new city would be lasting. A high school social studies teacher by day and avid Mad Men watcher by night, she tackles the logistics and planning of Collective's events and adventures.
Likes: Taco Amigo, having drinks with friends, beach days