Sybil MacBeth is a doodler, dancer, and former community college math professor.
Sybil can’t remember a time she didn’t pray; but she also can’t remember a time she prayed “well.” The prayer practice Praying in Color was born when her desperation to pray for family and friends intersected with her love of color and doodling. As a confessed non-artist, she marvels at God’s sense of whimsy and humor in giving her a way to pray through drawing. One of her favorite passages from Scripture is 2 Corinthians 12:9. “My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” (NIV)
A modern, ballet, and liturgical dancer, Sybil continues to study dance and participates in an improvisational movement group.
Andy is a retired Episcopal priest whose restless spirit is always drawing him towards new ways of connecting with God. He currently serves as Priest-in-Charge of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Andy is a musician, a gardener, and a spiritual seeker who has only recently discovered how important it is to bring his body to worship as well as his mind. Praying in Color and Praying in Black & White have given him concrete and tangible ways to invite his body into prayer.
He has long been involved in spiritual direction and loves coaching people who want to deepen their relationship with God. He spends hours reading and talking with people about his current fascination “What will the church of the future will be like?”
Sybil and Andy are the parents of two adult sons and grandparents of a little girl.