Our culture has an image problem. The more we are exposed to “ideal beauty,” the more we evaluate our own body image, and the result is usually negative.
We are bombarded by media messages telling us we are not good enough just as we are. In this body image workshop, Rev. Sarah Renfro will share her story from the fashion industry and the faith through which she views her experiences. Through activities, presentation, and discussion, she hopes to empower all children of God to embrace their reflection in the mirror and develop a positive body image, as embodied creations of the Divine.
Please join us...
Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:00 am – noon at UMCG in Fellowship Hall.$5 per person includes a continental breakfast of pastries, coffee, tea, and juice.
More about our presenter, Rev. Sarah Renfro
Rev. Sarah Renfro modeled professionally around the world for seven years. After struggling with body image issues, disordered eating, and depression, she retired and returned to graduate from the University of Kentucky.
She then attended Lexington Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2010. Today, Rev. Renfro is married to Rev. Kyle Brown, mom of four-year-old Miriam, and one of the ministers at Geist Christian Church in Indianapolis and Fishers.
Sarah is privileged to share her unique experiences of fashion and faith, modeling and ministry with youth, women’s groups, and denominational gatherings across the country. Most recently, she was a featured speaker at the Lion and Lamb Festival in the Quad Cities, guest preacher in Sterling, IL, lecturer at Morehead State University, and presenter to the youth of Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, KY.
In her workshops and retreats, Sarah attempts to expose the myth of media’s “ideal beauty” standard, while empowering all to embrace the reflection of the Divine within. Her book M-Bodied: My Story of Modeling, Marriage(s), Motherhood, and Ministry is slated to be published by Chalice Press late 2016/early 2017.
Check out her website revrenfro.com, Facebook.com/revrenfro, and @revrenfro on Twitter.