Dr. Irie Lynne Session is a dynamic minister, pastor, author, TEDX Presenter, Spiritual Entrepreneur, and Womanist practitioner. She is a church planter and co-pastor of The Gathering, A Womanist Church of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dallas, Texas, and president of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is a 2019 recipient of a $15,000 Pastoral Study Project grant from the Louisville Institute. Her research project was titled, “Womanist Ecclesiologies: Black Women Resisting White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy.” Session is founder and CEO of DreamBIG Consulting where she supports Black women to excavate their latent passions and creativity, leverage their professional expertise and experience, to use technology, social media, and digital platforms to create economic autonomy, and recently expanded to include antiracism training. Session is co-author of The Gathering, A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, & Litanies. She is also author of Badass Women of the Bible and Murdered Souls, Resurrected Lives.