Founded by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, Dr. Esau McCaulley, and Rev. Santes Beatty, The Call and Response Conference takes its name and inspiration from the black preaching tradition in which the pastor and congregation joined together in the effective proclamation of the gospel, this conference will call together church folks, marketplace and nonprofit leaders, pastors, practitioners, artists, and activists from across generations to respond faithfully to the challenges and opportunities of the present moment in America. We seek to offer a prophetic witness to the church and the nation while remaining biblically-grounded in a holistic gospel that has the power to transform lives and communities.
AbolitionNC actively participates in the prevention of human trafficking and the restoration of survivors through community education, resources, collaboration, and prayer. Natasha was one of the original board members of AbolitionNC, and she primarily supports the work of AbolitionNC by organizing and championing education and awareness opportunities, networking and community mobilizing, and providing global education.
Natasha is a Covenanter at Grace Community Church in Greensboro, NC. The focus of Grace is to make disciples who live out the gospel crossing racial and economic lines
Natasha is a regular columnist for Outreach Magazine. Outreach is one of the leading magazines for pastors and church leaders, engaging communities, sharing the gospel, and ensuring Christian outreach around the world. You can find her "Lead on Purpose" Column in both the printed magazine, and online website.
Natasha is the visionary founder of Leadership LINKS, Inc. Leadership LINKS is a growing faith-based, charitable, and educational nonprofit organization incorporated in Guilford County, North Carolina. Founded and led by veterans, Leadership LINKS, Inc. enriches communities through leadership, mentoring, and education. The purpose of Leadership LINKS is to educate and equip servant leaders who are committed to using their skills and resources for the greater good of humanity. The organizational vision is to connect people with purpose, and we accomplish this vision by offering leadership education that facilitates impactful living, character and spiritual development. The LINKS reflect our core values of Love, Inspiration, Network, Knowledge, and Service—all of which are integral to our community and organizational strength.
InterVarsity Press (IVP) is the publisher for Natasha's forthcoming (currently unnamed) second book on leadership and spiritual formation. InterVarsity Press has a long history of raising up the voices and leadership of women and People Of Color. They also have a commitment to solid biblical teaching, deep theological reflection, and encouragement for the universal church. Natasha is excited to work with a team that is clear about their mission, and their contributions to the church and the world.
Birthed in the hearts of Laurie Polich Short and Brooklyn Lindsey, She Grows is a unique, one evening experience to inspire women to mentor across generations. There is a desire for women and girls to connect across generations in mentoring relationships, to link hands to grow deeper faith. But it isn’t always easy to know who to mentor or to know who your mentor should be. I am glad to partner with this conference as we have sensed a growing need for places and spaces where women across generations can connect in mentoring relationships- to be empowered to move forward in them–together. We’d like to help you take a big step by providing the very thing you’re looking for. What you’ll experience: Connection, Worship, Inspiration and Motivation. Practical Help, Resources for your Relationships, Multi-Generational Immersion, Global Neighborhood Vision.
Natasha has served as a general contributor to Christianity Today’s leadership magazines and blogs since 2013. Her writing has been featured in several of the leadership channels, CT Women, SmallGroups.com, and BuildingChurchLeaders.com.
On May 17, 2014, Natasha graduated cum laude with a M.A. in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary at the Charlotte, NC campus. She was also honored to receive the Redemptive Leadership Award, and represented her classmates as a speaker at the commencement ceremony. Following graduation, Natasha served as the Assistant Director of the Center for the Development of Evangelical Leadership (CDEL) where she worked with her mentor, Dr. Rodney Cooper, to revitalize the center. The highlight of her time at the center included arranging a partnership with the Mosaix Global Network, and organizing the first ever Mosaix Multi-ethnic Church Planting Leaders’ Summit.
Natasha serves as a state advocacy leader with a team of community leaders, advocates, and organizers to provide education and to support the global justice efforts of the International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM works to restrain the hand of violence against those living in extreme poverty across the world. Through resourcing, training, and accountability, IJM focuses its efforts on pursuing justice and offering redemptive hope concerning these crimes against humanity: slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality, property grabbing, and citizens’ rights abuse. IJM finds success by standing with God, and “partnering with local police to rescue victims from ongoing violence, working with social workers to restore the survivors to their community, working with local police to restrain criminals, and working with public protection to represent survivors in count.” Natasha supports the work of IJM through prayer, financial giving, community education and mobilizing, advocacy and lobbying
Natasha is an author within Zondervan’s Church, Academic, Reference and Reflective Books (CARR) department. Zondervan is a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “The Zondervan Academic publishing program seeks to reflect the breadth and diversity—both theological and global—within evangelical scholarship while maintaining our commitment to the heart of orthodox Christianity.”
Ink: A Creative Collective serves as a model of respectful discourse and mutual affection among Christian women who have established themselves as writers, thinkers, and speakers.
We are a group of diverse Christians (we describe ourselves, individually, as Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, Baptist, Lutheran, Evangelical, Anglican, among others) with diverse experiences and racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. In a culture polarized by political, ideological and religious difference, we come together with mutual affection, respect, and support. In public forums, both written and spoken, we bear witness to the possibility of unity with diversity, bridge-building across chasms that sometimes seem insurmountable.
Natasha is a 2002 graduate of the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Her class authored the book, In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America’s Longest War. The mission of the Naval Academy is “to develop Midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.” Upon graduation, Natasha served six years as a Financial Management Officer in the United States Marine Corps. She returned to the Naval Academy from 2005-2008 to serve as a Diversity Outreach Officer in the Office of Admissions, recruiting the most diverse class in Naval Academy history at the time and becoming the Senior Diversity Officer providing support for the entire East Coast. Natasha continues to serve the Naval Academy by encouraging and coaching interested candidates through the application process, and occassionally mentoring midshipmen.
* Note: 100% of sales from In the Shadow of Greatness support veteran organizations.