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Goose In The Round
Hosted by Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve with Molly Stevens, Sherry Cothran, and Poor Clare

Saturday, 12:00PM | Main Stage

After last year’s successful debut, we again present a showcase of some of the finest singer-songwriters the Goose has to offer this year in an in-the-round setting. Fri and Sat at noon, 3 different artists hosted by Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve will take turns sharing their songs and the stories behind them for 90 min. Who knows what Wild Goose magic will happen when these talented performers take the stage together as community?
Terry Gonda, Kirsti Reeve, Molly Stevens, Sherry Cothran, Lacey Brown

Molly Stevens

Molly Stevens is a powerhouse vocalist who sings about truth with soul and grit. Stevens grew up in Macon GA where her grandfather was a baptist preacher then moved to Nashville TN to pursue her career in 2010. Her first gig was singing with Johnny and June Cash at the Billy Graham Crusade at age 8. Molly has toured the country opening for acts like The Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith and Ty Herndon. Me and Molly released a record in February titled “Old Friend” and her new single is out this summer. You can follow her journey @meandmollymusic on all social media outlets and



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.

Poor Clare / Lacey Brown

Based out of Seattle, WA, Poor Clare creates original music inspired by the mysteries of God and life. Poor Clare’s music echoes the beauty of the Pacific Northwest: melodies that soar from the peaks of the mountains, lyrics exploring ocean depths, textures that rain from the clouds like a dream. Led by songwriter and performer, Lacey Brown, Poor Clare invites you along on a musical journey reflecting the beauty and pain of life.

The name is inspired by Clare of Assisi who (with St. Francis) founded a second monastic order that was later named the Order of Saint Clare (or, the Poor Clares).

May these songs be a source of light and hope in a world that is often too dark.   LISTEN

Terry Gonda

Drawing from the complexities of her own journey as a Catholic, lesbian, engineer, artist; Terry Gonda has been weaving stories of hope and inspiration through song for over 30 years. Her voice is strikingly soul-stirring, yet it is her passion, humor, and raw vulnerability that connect deep within the listener. Traversing genres of folk, pop, country and coffeehouse rock; she pairs her powerful vocals with skillful and playful guitar – from dynamic rock rhythms to delicate harmonic-laced finger style.

Terry is thrilled to bring her full band with musicians from Detroit and Atlanta to this year’s Goose. Their dynamic performance of original tunes mixed with select cover songs will leave you encouraged, comforted, and challenged to tell your own story of love and hope. Terry has released two CDs: “Love, Lose, Repeat” and an album of retreat theme songs, “Children of God”.  


Kirsti Reeve | Music

Kirsti was happily living in England until she fell in love with a woman from Detroit. In 2003, she moved to Michigan where she is still adjusting to the culture shock, while loving married life, and working as a counselor, musician, and minister.

A long-time Greenbelter, this will be her fifth Goose, and she is delighted to be part of the music team. An INFP, Kirsti rarely goes anywhere without a good book, a mug of tea, and her knitting.

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