The Hub of the Wheel: A panel discussion on the intersection of disability, spirituality and justice.

Fri 11 AM | Workshop

The Hub of the Wheel

Join spiritual thinkers from across the disability experience spectrum – including Autism, CP, chronic disease, chronic pain, Down Syndrome, genetic abnormalities and global developmental delays – as they discuss the unique perspectives disability lends to wrestling with and understanding spirituality and the social justice issues that are directly affecting these individuals. Participants will also be guided through a perspective-taking experience and invited to examine what spiritual communities can consider if they hope to create more inclusive space for their most vulnerable community members.

Jasmin Morrell

Media Support
Jasmin Pittman Morrell is a writer and a collaborating editor for The Porch Magazine: a slow conversation about beautiful and difficult things. She is also the producer of the Movies and Meaning Experience, a conference, festival, and community gathering held in Asheville, North Carolina.

She’s been an editorial consultant for numerous authors and publishers, and Communications Director for Love Wins Ministries and the Wild Goose Festival.

Jasmin lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her family and believes in beauty, radical hospitality, and deep laughter.

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Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan has lived life fully immersed in the realities of disability in herself and her family, but has never really let that stop her. Among other things she uses a specially designed racing wheelchair and the assistance of able-bodied runners to compete in 5K, 10K, and half marathon distances. She is looking forward to their first triathlon this summer.

Heather is a life coach for individuals and parents specializing in issues relating to disability, faith shifting, parenting LGBTQ+ kids as well as the ‘everyday’ realities of marriage and family. Her goal is always honesty, connection, and transformation – helping people discover and live into the people they were made to be.

In her ‘spare time,’ Heather is also the writer-in-residence at Vox Alliance Church in Barrie, Ontario, where she writes, speaks, and coaches.

You can find out more about Heather on her website and her devotional writings can be found at

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Carrie Craig

ADA Coordinator
Carrie is a writer and an Episcopal priest with “a leaning toward the East,” raised in the south and studying from Boulder to Berkeley. She’s honored to work with geese who fly by their own unique patterns, loves meeting people at the festival, and is always looking forward to gathering with people who share their stories of “spirituality awakening” in a place filled with the celebration of these stories. . Carrie enjoys being outdoors, good food and time with friends. Evenings often find her with a book and a glass of wine.

Contact Carrie with any questions about accessibility.

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Nathanael Welch

Nathanael Welch is currently a student at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, where his work focuses on the intersection of theology and disability. He has helped organize ArtWalk events across the country where people with intellectual disabilities take photos and hold pop-up galleries in their communities. Nathanael is also the producer and media guru for the Homebrewed Christianity podcast network. He lives in Youngstown, Ohio, where he spends most of his time with his disabled brother, Benjamin.

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