Get to know Dori

Writer, Facilitator, Thought Leader

Dori Grinenko Baker is a writer, facilitator, and thought-leader who is passionate about helping organizations and individuals find meaning and live into their purpose.

She does this by creating experiences for groups to engage wholeheartedly in practices of radical hospitality.

Dori creates spaces that honor transformation from patriarchal and white supremacist norms into more liberatory realities that welcome the flourishing of all people. Her thought leadership, facilitation and coaching focus on practices of holy listening and theological reflection that can help your community invite joyful encounters, especially in the midst of conflict and disruption

Her most recent book is Another Way: Living and Leading Change on Purpose, co-authored with colleagues at FTE, Stephen Lewis and Matthew Wesley Williams (Chalice Press, 2020). Among her other publications are: Doing Girlfriend Theology: God-Talk with Young Women (Pilgrim Press, 2005, 2020); The Barefoot Way: A Faith Guide for Youth, Young People and the Adults Who Walk with Them ( Westminster John Knox, 2012); and Greenhouses of Hope: Congregations that Grow Young Leaders Who Will Change The World (Alban, 2012)

Baker frequently blogs at and She regularly consults with campus ministries, research projects, and facilitation design.

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