Living the Desanka Way Every Day

Sat 1 PM | River


Desanka is a spiritual community with a mission to walk in the way of Love. We are a collection of individuals from varying faith streams who love to Love – to BE Love. We will be discussing WHY we do what we do, WHAT we actually do and HOW we do “ Desanka”. We will talk about what the Desanka Way is and how to implement this conscious, Jesus-centered lifestyle and ministry in one’s community and life. A panel of seasoned Desanka contributors will be available for Q&A after the short presentation.This program will be presented several times throughout the weekend in the Desanka Spirit Café.

Papy Fisher

Papy is a warrior-lover, attempting to love every person in the world with the One True Love. His paying gig is being an Outreach Pastor at Fellowship of Christ, EPC in Cary, NC where he is given amazing latitude to teach, train, equip and release some of the most giving and loving individuals in God’s green earth. Papy, when asked what he believes, considers himself “ biblically conservative and socially liberal”. Yes – oxymoronic, but that complexity is Love and Papy is all about Love.

In an attempt to revitalize and invigorate the faith-life of young adults in his circles, Papy has founded Desanka which is more of a movement rather than an organization or mission arm of a church. Through Desanka (and another non-profit he helped co-found called Journeymen Triangle, a mentoring network for boys and men), Papy hopes to mobilize a generation of “Lovers-of-Jesus” that seek to love others in the worth, the words, and ways of Jesus.

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Peter Lanier

Peter is an avid gardener, writer, and part-time librarian. He has been serving with Desanka since 2014. Currently, he is managing the Desanka Community Garden, which aims to provide our local community with fresh produce, and he contributes content for the Desanka website blog. He also serves on the Desanka Village Council.”

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Michael Buchanan

Born and raised in Florida, Michael grew up with a hippie Mom and rock-star Dad. Moving from place to place like gypsy minstrels, Michael has a unique traveler’s perspective of people and the world.

For the past two years, Michael has been an Intern with Papy Fisher in the FisherFarm Mentoring Institute which has allowed Michael to focus intensely on personal and communal growth. Michael has been working, mostly entrepreneurially, to raise funds to work with Desanka and to meet his other financial goals.

Michael has been with Desanka for over four years, now. He has made it his current mission to do everything he can to support the vision and to live out of the Spirit of Desanka to accomplish our corporate mission: Working hard and loving well and giving what we have.

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Caroline Buchanan

This will be Caroline’s fifth Wild Goose Festival. She was invited originally to assist one of our Dream interpreter mentors, Kelly Williams, with feeding our group.

Caroline knew she would want to feed others. Feeding people in nature where they have come together to intentionally connect brings her great joy. So, she brought a couple of extra pots with some beans, rice, simple veggies and spices. As it turned out, there was a need especially for vegetarian/gluten free food for many around our camp that year. The need to help those who only had enough money to get to Goose and were working for their ticket became evident.

Feeding volunteers and those hungry to connect with others in an atmosphere of love has become a significant part of our annual budget.

Caroline since coming to the Goose started a personal chef business and is working on a business model for a food truck that can be both profit focused and be available to offer food and cooking education where there is need.

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