Address

1915 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
United States

 

Contact Info

(805) 979-5089

tim@waycollective.org

Founder/Co-Curator  -   Tim Burnette  Tim is a dreamer, philosopher, and theologian. He has spent 15+ years reflecting on the evolving Christian faith, and is a doctoral candidate at Claremont School of Theology. He embraces theopoetics as a lens for seeing the world, with a practical emphasis on communal formation, beauty/aesthetics, and spirituality. He currently curates the Way Collective, which is a community of shared practices and values. He is a husband, father, writer, musician, and avid reader. His interests include vinyl, food, philosophy, poetry, guitar tones, baseball, and all things on the fringe. He is an advocate for love and reconciliation across boundaries of faith and non-faith. He agrees with Vonnegut that you can see all kinds of things from the edge that you can’t see from the center. Although...sometimes it helps to be centered out on the edge as well.

Founder/Co-Curator - Tim Burnette

Tim is a dreamer, philosopher, and theologian. He has spent 15+ years reflecting on the evolving Christian faith, and is a doctoral candidate at Claremont School of Theology. He embraces theopoetics as a lens for seeing the world, with a practical emphasis on communal formation, beauty/aesthetics, and spirituality. He currently curates the Way Collective, which is a community of shared practices and values. He is a husband, father, writer, musician, and avid reader. His interests include vinyl, food, philosophy, poetry, guitar tones, baseball, and all things on the fringe. He is an advocate for love and reconciliation across boundaries of faith and non-faith. He agrees with Vonnegut that you can see all kinds of things from the edge that you can’t see from the center. Although...sometimes it helps to be centered out on the edge as well.

Co-Curator -  Rich Sander  Rich co-founded the Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation (formerly known as Uffizi Order) in 2005. SB ACT exists to equip the community to lovingly engage the marginalized, while actively working for the betterment of their physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental needs. Past and current programs include helping to establish Common Ground Santa Barbara County in 2012 by piloting the first all-volunteer outreach team for those experiencing homelessness, leading a collaborative of churches from varying backgrounds in tutoring, mentoring, and coordinating programs for youth on the City of Santa Barbara’s Westside, and convening cross-sector healthcare professionals and advocates to improve healthcare and education for the Westside’s underserved populations. Rich oversees strategy, program planning and evaluation, finance, fundraising and communications for SB ACT.  Rich was a Religious Studies major at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also pursued studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and decided to explore non-traditional models of gathering and ministry. Drawing from orthodoxy, he determined to seek alternative structures of missional lifestyles and mature “ecclesia." Rich joined the Free Methodist church in 2012. In May 2016, Rich was appointed lead pastor of Pueblo Free Methodist, a community focused on racial reconciliation and social justice. In partnership with the Way Collective, and leadership from the Pueblo community, Pueblo Free Methodist Church joined the Way Collective in January 2019. As for Rich, his deepest ambition is that he would learn to love, and love well.

Co-Curator - Rich Sander

Rich co-founded the Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation (formerly known as Uffizi Order) in 2005. SB ACT exists to equip the community to lovingly engage the marginalized, while actively working for the betterment of their physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental needs. Past and current programs include helping to establish Common Ground Santa Barbara County in 2012 by piloting the first all-volunteer outreach team for those experiencing homelessness, leading a collaborative of churches from varying backgrounds in tutoring, mentoring, and coordinating programs for youth on the City of Santa Barbara’s Westside, and convening cross-sector healthcare professionals and advocates to improve healthcare and education for the Westside’s underserved populations. Rich oversees strategy, program planning and evaluation, finance, fundraising and communications for SB ACT.

Rich was a Religious Studies major at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also pursued studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and decided to explore non-traditional models of gathering and ministry. Drawing from orthodoxy, he determined to seek alternative structures of missional lifestyles and mature “ecclesia." Rich joined the Free Methodist church in 2012. In May 2016, Rich was appointed lead pastor of Pueblo Free Methodist, a community focused on racial reconciliation and social justice. In partnership with the Way Collective, and leadership from the Pueblo community, Pueblo Free Methodist Church joined the Way Collective in January 2019. As for Rich, his deepest ambition is that he would learn to love, and love well.

Co-Curator -  Sarah Thomas  Sarah is working toward her Masters of Divinity at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. She is especially interested in the interplay of tradition and innovation, as well as liturgy and life. Although she is in the ordination process of the Episcopal Church, she is excited about opportunities for people to connect across denominations and backgrounds. In addition to collaborating with the Way Collective, she is a spiritual director, wife, and mother of three daughters. Her interests include theatre, poetry, singing, reading, and anything outdoors.

Co-Curator - Sarah Thomas

Sarah is working toward her Masters of Divinity at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. She is especially interested in the interplay of tradition and innovation, as well as liturgy and life. Although she is in the ordination process of the Episcopal Church, she is excited about opportunities for people to connect across denominations and backgrounds. In addition to collaborating with the Way Collective, she is a spiritual director, wife, and mother of three daughters. Her interests include theatre, poetry, singing, reading, and anything outdoors.