Mike Walker | Mike Walker is a Canadian theologian and advocate for people with disabilities who has worked in Toronto, Chicago, and Ottawa. He’s currently a LEAD (Leading Equitable and Accessible Delivery) Facilitator through the Abilities Centre Durham, in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Mike loves reading, writing, working out, dancing, and playing games. He’s currently based in Whitby, a town ninety minutes east of Toronto.
Rebecca Spurrier | Rebecca Spurrier is associate dean for worship life and assistant professor of worship at Columbia Theological Seminary. She serves on the AAR Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession Committee (PWD) as an abled ally, who believes that anti-ableism is the responsibility of all scholar-practitioners. Engaging disability studies and theologies, ethnographic methods, and liturgical aesthetics, her research explores the hope of interdependence and the importance of access for religious practice and community. She is the author of The Disabled Church: Human Difference and the Art of Communal Worship (Fordham University Press, 2019). She is currently leading a collaborative team of researchers and writers to develop a liturgical resource constructively informed by the wisdom of disability experience that responds to ableist language in Christian worship.