Micky ScottBey Jones
Micky is a perpetual learner, “justice doula,” consultant, facilitator, mama/sister/friend, nonviolence practitioner and contemplative activist who lives just south of Nashville, TN. After more than ten years as a mother-baby specialist, trainer and author, she shifted back to her earlier interests of theology and community development. She is a member of the co-learning community of NAIITS (North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies), and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Studies.
Her early career included the cut-throat world of Contemporary Christian music, youth programming and community development through the YMCA and Rocketown (Nashville). Her special interests and scholarship include womanist and practical theology; the intersections of Black and Native American history and theology; and the pursuit of shalom, faith-rooted organizing, intersectional justice, community formation, wholeness and healing.
Micky now engages groups through academic gatherings, conferences, blogs and podcasts on a wide variety of topics, while facilitating conferences, trainings and online conversations. She explores a variety of topics including self-care in community, healing justice, intersectionality, faith-rooted activism, revolutionary friendship, race and justice, and theology from the margins. She loves to curate contemplative and dialogic spaces and activities. Named one of the Black Christian leaders changing the world by the Huffington Post, Micky is the Director of Healing Justice at Faith Matters Network. She currently serves as an Associate Fellow for Racial Justice with Evangelicals for Social Action, and is an activist-in-residence at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. She consults with a variety of people, projects and organizations as opportunities arise.
Micky believes in traveling the world while spreading revolutionary love, engaging in authentic conversations, and participating in transformative experiences. But most importantly, she never passes up a dance floor.Back to Who We Are What we do