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Brady Banks

Director of Foundation Development
Wesley College Foundation


Brady is called to facilitate the spiritual and educational formation of young adults; through his work with the Foundation, he helps develop resources and implement strategic objectives that support the ongoing education of young people at Wesley College in Mwanza, Tanzania.

Following his early career in state and local politics in Tennessee, Brady served in nonprofit executive management and fundraising/development roles, including at the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, The Contributor Street Newspaper, and the Center for Youth Ministry Training. In 2020, Brady founded Turnaround Collective, an organization devoted to the creation of experimental spaces–including pilgrimage, vocational discernment cohorts, and spiritual practice workshops– for the spiritual formation for young and emerging adults beyond the local church’s walls. Through this work, he has partnered with several churches, universities, and college ministries across the country.

Brady earned a BA in Christianity from Mercer University, an MDiv in religion and public policy from Harvard Divinity School, and is currently in dissertation for his doctorate at Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. 

Brady is married to the Rev. Kristin Clark-Banks, who serves Forest Hills United Methodist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. Together, they are the proud parents of their middle school-aged son, Thaddeus.

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