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Since leaving her law practice, Melissa Wiginton's work has focused on young adults and vocation. She has worked in support of young adult volunteer organizations to promote vocational discernment and helped found Calling Congregations, which aims to inspire and equip congregations to nurture vocation for young people. She has participated in several major research initiatives relative to the church and pastoral leadership, including Duke Divinity School’s Pulpit & Pew project and Pathways to Ministry, a current project of the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education. She is the co-editor of Awakened to a Calling: Reflections on the Vocation of Ministry, a collection of sermons focused on young people and the vocation of ministry, author of “Truth,” in Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teenagers, and most recently, a contributor to Greenhouses of Hope: Congregations Growing Young Leaders Who Will Change the World. She writes for Call & Response, a blog sponsored by Faith & Leadership.

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Martha Lynn Coon is the director of Congregational Innovation at Austin Seminary.  She is directing the launch and coordination of The 787 Collective at Austin Seminary, a program focused on congregational vitality through the cultivation of relationship with churched and unchurched twentysomethings in Austin.  She studied theology at Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin through the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars program, and received an MFA in playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin.