Thank you to all who donated their time, talents and/or funds for the 2017 Grace Freedom School. Your support is greatly appreciated! Fifty scholars in grades K-8 participated in Freedom School. This was our fifth year of hosting a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School.  

Freedom School at Grace


Alexander P. Duncan, Sinclair Community College Lakesha Fountain, Thurgood Marshall High School Brandon Gilbert, Bethel High School Torey Hollingsworth, The Ohio State University Jaleel Mack, Jefferson Township High School Gregory Wadham, Wright State University Michael Wadham, Wright State University Nicholas Alan Winchester, Northmont High School

Congratulations to our Grace Family Graduates!


Liturgical dance by Jasmin Hines with soprano Rhea Smith Liturgical dance by Jasmin Hines with soprano Rhea Smith singing “Broken But I’m Healed” by V. Michael McKay; at Grace United Methodist Church (Dayton, Ohio) on May 21, 2017. Many times folks at Grace have been blessed by Jasmin’s inspiring dance […]

“Broken But I’m Healed” Rhea Smith, soprano; Jasmin Hines, liturgical ...



Last October, hundreds of Daytonians gathered on the Third Street Bridge for a community meal and dialogue. The goal of the event was to connect Daytonians from every corner of the city and region to meet people we never would have met otherwise. People were randomly assigned to a table […]

The Longest Table Dayton at Grace


A Breath of Fresh Air: Biblical Storytelling with Prisoners challenges the behemoth of mass incarceration through the convergence of biblical storytelling pedagogy, restorative justice principles, and peacemaking circle structure. It introduces a method of spiritual formation through biblical storytelling which I have named “Circle of the Word.” Circle of the Word is […]

A Breath of Fresh Air by Amelia C. Boomershine