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Sarah McCammon, Aline DeFiglia, Ray Waters, and Brit Barron

By May 16, 2024June 12th, 20242024 Festival

Who’s at Wild Goose Festival This Year?

Another in a series of many!

Sarah McCammon is an NPR National Political Correspondent, co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, and an award-winning author. Her reporting spans America’s political, social, and cultural divides, with a focus on issues like abortion policy and the influence of the religious right. McCammon’s work, which includes coverage of significant elections and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, has earned her accolades such as the 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award. Her upcoming book, The Exvangelicals, delves into the politicization of the white evangelical church and the resulting departure from the movement.

Aline Defiglia is a licensed psychotherapist and coach. Her practice specializes in mind and body healing modalities and all-around, experiential skill building for crafting a vibrant life. Aline has been a long-time attendee and co-creator at the Goose. She founded and nurtures the on-going evolution of the Relating Arts Tent experiences and joyfully schemes with fellow facilitators, healers, and mischief makers of The Grove. Her current (ahem) passions include integrating conscious sexuality information and experiences into deconstructing Christian spaces. Along with her 5-year-old son, Max, Aline lives and plays in Chattanooga, TN. On any given day, you might find her going on adventures with her son, hiking, riding horses, traveling, out on the water, dancing, hosting community events at her house, or reading one of the many books piled on her nightstand.

Ray Waters is the Founding Pastor of The Village Church, a progressive Christian church located in South Atlanta. Raised evangelical, Ray led The Village to full inclusion in 2009 and performed his first same-sex wedding ceremony in 2011.
Ray has gained the reputation of being the pastor to people who have no pastor. His style is conversational, entertaining, and authentic.
Ray lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Jane, his best friend. They are the proud parents of three grown children and eight beautiful grandchildren, who affectionately call them Big and Mimi.

Brit Barron is a celebrated speaker, teacher, and author of “Worth It,” known for her advocacy and engaging workshops that emphasize transformative storytelling in various settings including higher education and non-profits. Her work encourages people and organizations across the country to explore and improve the narratives they create about themselves and others. Brit enjoys life in Southern California with her partner Sami, their dog Charles Barkley, and numerous beloved houseplants, valuing both deep, honest conversations and the daily pursuit of joy and fun.

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