Winton Boyd

Courage & Renewal Facilitator
Speaks English

Winton Boyd has been a facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal since 2007. He currently heads up the Flourishing in Ministry Project for the Center. In this capacity he has worked with clergy and faith leaders in settings across the USA and British Columbia. For 20 years, he was pastor of Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ in Madison, WI. While there, he was involved with racial justice work across the city, the sanctuary movement and the UCC outdoor ministry program. He concluded that work in January 2019. He and his wife of 30 years, Tammy, have three young adult children. He loves running, biking, hiking and baking bread!

Favorite quote

"We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour. But within it we found the power to author a new chapter, to offer hope and laughter to ourselves. So, while once we asked, how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe, now we assert, how could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?

Amanda Gorman

Book Recommendation

Caste: The Origins of our Discontent

Isabel Wilkerson

Where I'm Finding Inspiration

In music, in gardening, in live singing, and in the many committed people of good will fighting for love and justice.

What I Do For Fun, Rest, and Renewal

Read, run with friends, listen to live music, hike and walk in the mountains, bake bread and brew kombucha!

Organizations I've Worked With

Minnesota United Church of Christ
Northern Illinois Synod of the ELCA church
Wisdom Ways - St. Paul, MN
Holy Wisdom Monastery - Madison, WI
United Church Camps, Inc. - Wisconsin
Kirkridge Retreat Center - PA
Lexington Seminary- Lexington, KY
Aurora University/George Williams College
Jewish Catholic Conference of Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Council of Churches
Leadership Education at Duke Seminary / Lilly Endowment