Dori Baker

Dori Baker

Forum for Theological Exploration

Dori Baker is Senior Fellow for Research and Learning at the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), an Atlanta-based leadership incubator for the church and academy. Her research lies at the intersection of young adult culture, innovative leadership, cultural studies of race/gender, and spiritual practices that sustain activism. She wrote Doing Girlfriend Theology: God-Talk with Young Women, is the series editor of a Chalice Press imprint highlighting diverse faith-based leaders of social change, and is the author of numerous other books and journal articles. She is a United Methodist clergy woman who facilitates interfaith gatherings of women and is active in movements for racial justice in the Virginia Annual Conference/UMC.

Recruiting, Training and Supervising Youth Workers and Volunteers

Leading theologians and pastors discuss the importance of attracting, training and supervising both youth workers and volunteers to lead thriving youth groups.

Tending to the Mental Health of Adolescents

Leading theologians and pastors explore adolescent mental health and the role of youth ministry and the youth minister in supporting youth.