Sokolove, Peter Bankson and Deborah
"Peter Bankson and Deborah Sokolove have been guiding people to connect with God in authentic, soul-satisfying ways for many years in their roles at Seekers Church in Washington, D.C. Peter Bankson has been a popular preacher, regular presider at worship and spiritual guide for Seekers Church since the mid-1980s. Formerly a colonel in the U.S. Army, he is now a member of the Servant Leadership Team and the mission groups that support worship and the ministry of place. He also experiments as a fiber sculptor, combining mathematical equations and sculptural crochet. Deborah Sokolove writes and teaches on the relationship between the arts, culture and religious traditions. She is director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary, where she also serves as professor of art and worship. She is the author of Sanctifying Art: Inviting Conversation between Artists, Theologians, and the Church and has contributed articles to Image, Call to Worship and The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies. Her paintings have been shown around the country, appearing in many collections. Within Seekers Church, she serves on the worship planning group, frequently preaching and leading worship."