Doug Bland is pastor of the Community Christian Church of Tempe (CCC) and he has a passion for storytelling. Some of you may have been lucky to see him perform in Tucson at Odyssey Storytelling last year at the Humor for the Holidays show.
In addition to his church duties, he spends his time as adjunct faculty at the Storytelling Institute at South Mountain Community College and produces quarterly storytelling events at the CCC. He writes:
More and more, being known as “the storytelling church” is an identity that we are embracing with enthusiasm. After all, storytelling is the primary way that Jesus taught, built community and transformed lives.
Rabbi Dean Shapiro of Temple Emanuel of Tempe; Rana Singh Sodhi, (see his story about the aftermath of 9/11 at Arizona Storytellers); Karina Bland, Arizona Republic reporter; Liz Warren, faculty member and cofounder of the Storytelling Institute,; Desert Marigold Waldorf Choir; and Sandi Howlet (see her story about skinny dipping at Arizona Storytellers).
The Community Christian Church is at 1701 S. College Avenue, Tempe, AZ. You can contact them at 480-967-5266 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.