Cyclical LA Team

 

Nick Warnes, Director

Nicholas Warnes (Masters of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary, Emphasis in Worship Theology and Art) is the founder and Director of Cyclical LA.. He enjoys the regular pattern and rhythm of being both the Director of Cyclical LA and the Executive Director of Cyclical INC. Nick is also a recognized speaker on church planting, coach for New Worshipping Communities with the Presbyterian Church USA, on the advisory board for the Church Planting Program at Fuller Theological Seminary, and an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary (church planting certificate). Nick finished his first book in 2014 with Dr. Mark Lau Branson called Starting Missional Churches: Life With God in the Neighborhood. Nick is married to Whitney and they live in Los Angeles, CA. 

 

Dr. Bethany McKinney Fox, Director of Spiritual Formation

Bethany loves to practice a ministry of presence with a diversity of people. This works itself out in various ways in her life. Along with being the Director of Spiritual Formation with CLA, she is also the founding pastor of Beloved Everybody Church, a community collaboratively formed and led by people with and without intellectual disabilities. She also directs Fuller Seminary's Access Services Office working on access for students with disabilities and broader campus culture around disability issues. She is also an adjunct professor of Christian Ethics. Bethany earned her PhD in Christian Ethics from Fuller, MDiv from Columbia Theological Seminary, and BA in Philosophy from UCLA (with a minor in Russian Lit). She has a book coming out in Spring of 2019: Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church, with IVP Academic, about how the Gospel healing narratives can constructively guide church communities to be true places of healing in the way of Jesus, particularly for people with disabilities. She is married to Michael, a violinist/fiddler, and they live in Los Angeles.