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Hundreds of Ways to Kneel & Kiss the Ground: Original Songs Interpreted from World Wisdom Traditions & Interactive Storytelling

Saturday, 9:00pm | Main Stage

Rev. Sherry Cothran, former lead singer of the popular rock band, The Evinrudes, turned ordained United Methodist minister, has worked with homeless, immigrants and refugees in her urban appointment for a decade while continuing to make music. Her new CD, “Kiss the Ground” is based on wisdom stories & experiences from the religious traditions of Islam, Christianity, Judaism. Her first single, “Tending Angels” has been made into a music video by award winning film maker, Tracy Facceli, and seeks to shatter the stereotypes of the typical homeless person. In this interactive presentation, Cothran presents her work through song, film and story and invites participants to imagine a world in which the walls that divide us are turned into bridges that unite us by focusing on what we all have in common.

Sherry Cothran

Brian McClaren calls Rev. Sherry Cothran a “rare combination…an artistic/spiritual trifecta, a first rate singer/songwriter, a dynamic performer and trained theologian.” Leaving a career as an award winning recording artist for Mercury Records, NY to pursue a spiritual journey, Sherry Cothran, M.Div., ordained elder, United Methodist church, combines songs and stories rooted in ancient traditions, theology, myth and her ongoing work as senior pastor/wounded healer to the marginalized populations in her urban community. She fuses her gifts of writing, teaching, preaching, singing, songwriting and workshop presentations as well as her empathic counseling to help others unpack and embrace their own transformative Soul restoring, “wounded healer” power. Sherry has been featured in USA Today,, led at Festival of Homiletics, was the Artist in Residence, 2015, at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. The lead song off of her new CD, “Tending Angels,” is featured in a new music video by award winning film maker, Tracy Facelli.

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