Michael grew up with adventure and new beginnings in his blood, and hasn’t stopped exploring, creating and developing since. He now leads Urban Resurrection as they develop and grow into an effective holistic ministry in the Village West section of Coconut Grove, Miami. He loves leading, teaching, networking, training, and developing young leaders as he collaborates with other local ministries, churches and community organizations to develop the over all vision and goals of a more whole and Christ–centered community.
Erika has always loved a challenge and has brought all of her varied skills to bear as she directs the community development efforts of Urban Resurrection which we call Ujima. Her favorite parts of ministry include the development of Carter Street Block Club, relational development and reweaving the social, emotional, spiritual, and physical threads of our neighborhood alongside our neighbors and friends.
In 2009, Kristy moved to Miami from Virginia by way of Chicago to become part of the Urban Resurrection team. She grew up in an Air Force household on a military base where she first learned the value of community living. During her time in Chicago, she earned a degree in Urban Studies from Moody Graduate School which has only confirmed her desire to serve God among those who are marginalized by society. Kristy has a keen passion for justice and a desire to see communities live out biblical principles of community. She truly believes in the work that Urban Resurrection is doing in West Coconut Grove and feels privileged to be a part of the community here.
Nathaniel “Nate” Donaldson
A life long West Coconut Grove resident and decorated Vietnam veteran, Nate is an invaluable community leader. As part of the Urban Resurrection team, he is a natural community organizer stepping into more prominent roles especially in the last year. Nate currently heads up the West Grove Beautification Initiative, which restores homeowners’ homes and brings community partners together to strengthen the fabric of the community. He is also helping with the Resurrection Gardens and serving on the board of Fathers to the Rescue.