Peace of Christ Church continues its interfaith conversations this Spring with two big events! You do not have to be a believer of any particular faith or religious practice to participate in these discussions. All are welcome! We meet at the Round Rock Library, 216 East Main Street, Meeting Room A.
Thursday, May 3 Event
6:30 Doors Open | Live Music featuring:
Jeff Conner has been singing and making music for many years. He’s an exceptionally talented guitarist and is currently the lead vocalist of the band, Echo Run. Jeff also teaches 8th grade math, and is a sports blogger for InsideTexas.com. He enjoys spending time with Val, his wife of 15 years, and their three dogs.
7:00 Program featuring panelists:
Rev. Dr. David Zuniga | Clinical Psychologist | Zen Buddhist Priest
Dr. David Zuniga earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has a practice focused on spiritually integrative counseling. He also earned a masters degree in comparative religion from Harvard, was ordained in South Korea as a Zen Buddhist priest, and worked for over a decade as a Zen/interfaith chaplain in pediatric and adult end-of-life healthcare. Dr. Zuniga also has a masters in English literature; to learn more about his work: www.drdavidzuniga.com
Simone Talma Flowers | Executive Director | Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)
Simone Talma Flowers is the Executive Director of Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), whose mission is to cultivate peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service and celebration. Simone Talma Flowers brings over 26 years of extensive experience in non-profit management. She advances the mission of the organization by bringing people of diverse faiths, cultures and backgrounds together, to break down the barriers that divide us. Passionate about diversity and inclusion she believes everyone—regardless of age, gender, religion and culture should have access to opportunities, so they can live up to their fullest potential. Simone has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University.
Eileen Flynn DelaO | Writer and Professor | Journalism and Religion
Eileen Flynn DeLaO is a writer and journalism teacher specializing in religion. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Journalism and St. Edward’s University and is a regular writer for Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership magazine. She covered religion at the Austin American-Statesman from 2002 to 2011. A Massachusetts native, she has lived in Austin since 2000. She is married to a native Texan and is mama to two daughters, ages 9 and 7.