Rob and Ken have been involved in a number of initiatives over the years ranging from starting faith communities for the disenfranchised to walking with anarchists and folks who live outdoors. Having first met in 2002, they have kept in touch with each other over the years.
We regularly get together for coffee to catch up with each other and trade stories and reflect on our experiences of doing good. After some time, Rob’s wife Vickie suggested that we start recording our conversations. As a result Rumors of Doing Good podcast was born. From time to time, we are joined by friends from across the globe to listen and learn about the amazing things they are up to in our beautiful world.
These conversations will inspire you towards doing good, encourage you in your journey of doing good as well as highlight unsung heroes from all over the globe who are doing beautiful things in their community.
Ken Loyd is husband to Deborah who is an executive coach, author and sought-after speaker. He’s also the father of four amazing individuals and grandfather of two delightful young women. He helped start The Bridge, a church in Portland for disenfranchised youth and is founder of HOMEpdx and The Underground, two convenient “churches” for his friends who live outdoors in downtown Portland.
Ken has a Masters in Intercultural Studies and is a trainer/consultant to nonprofits and churches, helping them gently love folks who have been overlooked by mainstream culture (mayibeyou.com). He is not a sought-after conference speaker and his book, “They’re Gentiles for Christ’s Sake,” has sold less than 1500 copies since 2001. He’s just a guy with something in mind.
As an American, Rob has lived and worked in the U.K. for 20 years where he has initiated and started a youth chaplaincy as well as helped start three innovative faith-based communities and a music festival which attracted folks from across Europe. Rob has also spoken at faith-based communities and organizations across Europe in places such as Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Poland, France and across the U.K. He also had the privilege of facilitating workshops cross-culturally in Egypt and in the USA.
In recent years, Rob has found himself journeying with the activist community of East London in a chaplaincy type of role, exploring God at work in their communities.
For a number of years Rob has been involved as a coach, mentor and facilitator with a grassroots network of Jesus-followers in the UK, who seek to embody the Good News in innovative and creative ways. As part of this organization, he helped facilitate retreats, lead workshops, offer one-on-one consultancy and host an annual House party, which has become the main gathering point for those in the network.
These days Rob is spending his time working with young people with a newly formed faith-base community in Portland, Oregon, as well as supporting folks who wish to engage with their communities in creative ways. through leadership coaching. More info can be found at his website liminalresourcing.com.