Devyn is passionate about communicating the word of God, leading change in congregations and systems, and lifting up the voices of the oppressed and underrepresented.
Devyn co-pastors Community Covenant Church with her husband Ryan. They led the church through an intentional vitality process that has born fruit: the church is vibrant, multigenerational, and partnered in planting a sister church.
In 2017 Devyn launched a grassroots movement called Four More Women in the Pulpit. The movement challenges male pastors to make room for women by inviting #fourmore women to preach in their congregations each year. Four More Women in the Pulpit has opened up doors for Devyn to resource and coach both men and women. She leads cohorts and seminars for women pastors on how they can lead with courage and resiliency and regularly teaches and consults with male colleagues on ways they can lead their congregations to fully embrace the leadership of women.
Having grown up in Seattle Devyn loves the rain but managed to survive the winters in Chicago while in grad school and is eternally grateful for air conditioning now that she calls humid Virginia home. She loves strong coffee, PBS masterpiece mysteries and live music (Over the Rhine, I’m With Her and Mandolin Orange). But her favorite thing of all is spending time with her husband and daughters (ages 6 and 2).