Learn tools and tips to practice innovation, including an overview of design thinking principles, key methods, and a summary of lessons learned from a recent TryTank Innovation Fair.
You will get a chance to practice some of the methods, and learn about the specific results from the event that focused on applying innovation to the following questions:
1. What if we had amazing music at every church?
2. What if we ended food insecurity in our region?
3. What if most young adults were involved with the future of the church?
4. What if we did more Beloved Community and anti-racism work?
5. What if we used more technology for evangelism and formation?
6. What if we ended gun violence?
Our hope is that it will inspire others across Province V to use these tools in their own ministry to generate and try new ideas.
Halley Marsh & Alex Martin, St. Barnabas, Bay Village, Ohio
Halley Marsh is a member at St. Barnabas Bay Village, where she leads the Outreach Team and is very passionate about ending food insecurity. She is also currently a member of the Diocese of Ohio Standing Committee, and has served in other Diocesan roles, including the Search Committee for the 12th Bishop of Ohio and Diocesan Council. She leads a global team of recruiters at Publicis Sapient, a consulting firm with 20,000+ employees specializing in digital business transformation. When she isn't working or volunteering with the church, she is spending time with her husband, 8-year old daughter, and their dog. She is also an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, and would love any book recommendations you might have.
Father Alex is passionate about creating a place where those who feel left out elsewhere can find a community to embrace them and unapologetically proclaim God’s boundless love for all people.
A native of Northeast Ohio, Fr. Alex has a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Ohio State University (where he dotted the “i” in Script Ohio) and a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary. After graduation from seminary, Fr. Alex was Associate Priest at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Cincinnati before being called to St. Barnabas. He currently serves as president of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Ohio.
Fr. Alex lives right up the street from the church in the rectory with his husband and their Border Collie Maggie. Alex and Rob enjoy spoiling Maggie, being outdoors, cheering on the Buckeyes, and spending time with family. They are both lifelong Cleveland sports fans - especially the Guardians. Alex also follows tennis and Formula 1. He enjoys cycling around town, walking Maggie at Bradley Road Park, rowing in his single shell, and sailing on Lake Erie in his old Tartan 3000 called “Sabbatical.”