Season 2 / Ep. 5 Eden Seminary

SEASON 2 / EP. 5 Eden Seminary

FT. Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, Amanda Tello, Rev. Michael Atty

In this episode, Who Raised You? Podcast goes to Eden Seminary, where Jia Lian earned a Master of Divinity. We were invited to host a live podcast at their 2018 Spring Convocation with the theme Church at the Intersections of Race and Sexuality.

Newly recovered from a car accident and missing A TOOTH, Jia facilitated a conversation between Eden Seminary alumni while Treasure attended a celebration of Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday party with her dad in Winston Salem, North Carolina. This was the conversation…

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker


Dietra is organizing the “Break the Pipeline” campaign aiming to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Missouri. She is an adjunct professor at Eden Theological seminary and Program Coordinator for Advocacy and Activism for The National Benevolent Association (Christian Church Disciples of Christ). In this role she equips and trains partners to address the critical social justice issues most relevant to their work, and collaborating with NBA staff to cultivate partnerships across the life of the church to coordinate efforts related to social justice theology, action, and advocacy. She is married to Cornell R. Baker, and they have a beautiful college student Alexis Baker and new son Cornell "Deuce" Baker II was born in December 2018.

Amanda Tello


“As woke as you may think you are, you can’t be free until everyone is free” - Amanda Tello.

Tello is an indigenous Latinx activist, and community organizer with Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates. She is a blogger at where she discusses the importance of slow and intentional living. Her activism is intersectional, and focuses on the liberation of brown and black gente.

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Rev. Michael Atty


Michael is the lead organizer for United Congregation of Metro-east and does training for community organizing and engagement.

Thank you, Eden Theological Seminary, for sponsoring this episode.

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