Bo is wrapping up a PhD in Practical Theology and works as a United Methodist minister in Portland, OR. Bo employs critical race theory as his lens in the hope of helping communities address issues related to whiteness in the midst of changing demographics and cultural shifts.
Bo was born in Ohio, learned to talk in Georgia, was raised in Chicago and went to high school in Saskatchewan, Canada where he became a dual-citizen. He married a girl from Montana, they moved to New York for a year and then went to college in Redding, California. Their first church was in Saratoga Springs, New York, and before Claremont, California they lived in the Pacific Northwest where Bo got his master’s degree in Portland. They have been married for twenty-three years. Life and ministry have led them on adventures in over twenty-three countries.
Bo studied with Randy during seminary and they have recently written a book together.
Dr. Randy Woodley, (PhD) is an activist/scholar, distinguished speaker, teacher and wisdom keeper who addresses a variety of issues concerning American history and culture, spirituality, decolonizing, community-building, faith, social justice, diversity, regenerative farming, climate-change, our relationship with the earth and Indigenous realities. His expertise has been sought in national venues as diverse as Time Magazine, Christianity Today and the The Huffington Post. Dr. Woodley currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at George Fox University. His books include: The Harmony Tree: A Story of Healing and Community, Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision and Living in Color: Embracing God’s Passion for Ethnic Diversity. Randy was raised near Detroit, Michigan and is a legal descendent of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oregon Dept. of Education American Indian/Alaska Native Advisory Board, Greater Portland Native American Climate Council and other service organizations. Dr. Woodley and his wife are co-sustainers and co-hosts of a permaculture, regenerative teaching farm, school and community in Newberg, Oregon housed at Eloheh Village for Indigenous Leadership. They have been innovators and activists for over three decades. The Woodleys have four grown children and three grandchildren, all living in the Pacific Northwest.