ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:
Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell
After the devastating loss of three loved ones in less than a month, Angela Gorrell was reeling and completely disconnected from the academic research on joy she was doing for Yale University. Sharing her journey out of the fog of grief in her book, The Gravity of Joy, Angela came to realize “Joy doesn’t obliterate grief…Instead, joy has a mysterious capacity to be felt alongside sorrow and even—sometimes most especially—in the midst of suffering.”
Rev. Dr. Angela Williams Gorrell is the author of always on: practicing faith in a new media landscape and The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found. Angela’s research has been highlighted in media sources such as the New York Times, NPR, and Christianity Today. She has 14 years of ministry experience and has taught at several schools including Yale University, Baylor University, and McCormick and Fuller Seminary.
Dr. Gorrell speaks and writes about joy, meaning, finding the life worth living, and the intersection of spiritual and mental health. She utilizes her expertise to help create collaborative communities of prevention specifically working to lower suicide and addiction rates. You can find her on instagram @angelagorrell. Dr. Angela and her sister, Coach Stef, co-host The Grief Sisters podcast and The Grief Sisters book club and support group on Facebook.