Would you like to go meet the neighbors? The gospel calls us to love our neighbor, and we know that means all of God’s children, but it’s difficult to think about people, much less love them, when we know nothing of their lives, their hearts or their history. A Faith and Money Network Trip of Perspective is an opportunity to spend eye-opening days with people who may not have material things but, spiritually, are incredibly rich, grateful people. In spending time together, relationships are born and nurtured. And knowing someone, caring about someone, changes the way we see anything that affects them, from the weather to international policy, and changes the way they see the things that affect us. Our guests, Rev. Djaloki Dessables and Kim Montroll, have fascinating and touching stories from leading Trips of Perspective to Haiti. You will start to see through new eyes as we make cross-cultural connections between faith and money.
Rev. Djaloki Dessables
Rev. Jean Luc "Djalòki" Dessables is an ordained Interfaith Minister, a cross-cultural consultant, and an engineer who leads Trips of Perspective for Faith and Money Network to his home country of Ayiti (the Creole name of Haiti). His life call is to contribute to a sustainable global society showing reverence for the mystery of life and valuing collective intelligence. Djalòki navigates through linguistics, quantum physics and interfaith spirituality to promote global mending and evolution through honest exchange between all cultures and systems of knowledge, both modern and traditional. He is founder and President of Konesans Consulting, which provides international cross-cultural education and consulting to educational, religious, for-profit and non-profit institutions. Djaloki currently resides in Washington, DC.
Kim Montroll leads Trips of Perspective for Faith and Money Network and has lived in Haiti. She works as a fundraiser, and encourages and accompanies individuals and organizations in fostering the inward and outward practices and organizational structures needed to bring visions to action for a more just and loving world. Kim is on the board of Life Asset, providing financial services and micro-loans for unbanked and under-banked entrepreneurs in Washington, DC, and with the Berson Demosthène Desir Foundation founded in rural Lazil, Haiti, for health, education and spiritual thriving of community. A part of ecumenical faith community in the tradition of Church of the Saviour in DC, Kim helps build mutually healing relationships that bridge economic, cultural and faith tradition gaps as the path to larger systems change.