Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley (PhD, Asbury Seminary) is distinguished professor of faith and culture at Portland Seminary, Portland, Oregon. He and his wife co-sustain Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice and Eloheh Farm & Seeds in Yamhill, Oregon. Randy is an activist/scholar, distinguished teacher, and wisdom keeper who addresses a variety of issues concerning American culture, faith and spirituality, justice, race and diversity, regenerative farming, our relationship with the earth, and Indigenous realities. His expertise has been sought in national venues such as Time Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Christianity Today.
Randy was raised near Detroit, Michigan, and is a Cherokee descendent recognized by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. His books includeLiving in Color: Embracing God's Passion for Ethnic Diversity, Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth, Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview: A Decolonized Approach to Christian Doctrine, Decolonizing Evangelicalism: An 11:59pm Conversation, The Harmony Tree: A Story of Healing and Community, and Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision.