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Sunday Gathering: Helen Austen, KC Oasis Executive Director
March 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Child care is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Helen Austen, KC Oasis Executive Director
Community Moment: Josh Laws
Musical Guest: J. Taylor
About the speaker:
Shortly after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies, Helen Austen came to realize she could no longer support any religious ideologies. She redirected her passion for community and helping others by working as a center director and counselor for a local nonprofit that assists young families in crisis. Simultaneously, she completed her master’s degree in human services with a graduate certificate in professional counseling.
Now, Helen is bringing her training and passion for community to Oasis with a desire to bring together secular individuals and families who don’t fit in church. In early 2014, she founded and now serves as the executive director of Kansas City Oasis, a secular alternative to faith-based community. She also co-founded and serves as the president of the Oasis Network, the affiliate organization that helps to launch and support Oasis communities around the country.
Helen also enjoys working as an entrepreneur and currently owns and operates the highest-rated professional organizing company in the Kansas City metro area. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, dancing and teaching group fitness.
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