Seminarians Joy E. Bronson and Rev. Issac Broune explore finding acceptance, extending hospitality to all.

Joy Bronson is a third-year master of divinity student at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn., where she works in the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life. She is a candidate for ordination as a deacon in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Currently, she is developing a peace and justice ministry focused around helping communities and people of faith discern their work in creating and sustaining God-centered communities.

The Rev. Isaac Broune, a United Methodist clergyman from Cote d’Ivoire, is a pastor and journalist serving in his home nation. He works for United Methodist Communications (UMCom), staffing the French-language news desk. He also produces radio programming in Cote d’Ivoire. He earned his master of divinity degree in 2018 from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn.

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