We’re pleased to welcome Lyle Foster to Brentwood this Sunday (Feb. 21) as we kickoff our first in a series of “Community Conversations” designed to help us reflect on how our congregation can meaningfully engage — and make a difference in — the most pressing issues facing our community. These conversations will take place during the regular sermon time, and will consist of a dialog with local community leaders, facilitated by Phil. This week we’ll address challenges related to poverty and racism in Springfield.
Who is Lyle Foster?
In addition to owning and operating Big Momma’s and Q Enoteca, Lyle teaches in the counseling department at Missouri State University and is a regular contributor to the Springfield News-Leader. An avid community leader and organizer, Lyle holds degrees from Yale University (MA, Religion), Brown University (MA, Sociology), and Macalester College (BA). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2013 NAACP Drum Major Award.