Tracy Howe Wispelwey
Tracy is a songwriter and composer passionate about advocacy and peacemaking through her music and through the collaborative projects and creative initiatives she oversees with Restoration Village Arts as the founder and Executive Director. She builds relationships between artists committed to advocacy and peacemaking – and organizations, communities and networks for which songs and creative expression can be a catalyst to their own advocacy and justice work. Most recently Tracy produced a CD for Bread For the World that included 14 nationally and internationally touring artists around their 1,000 Days campaign advocating for the food security of vulnerable women and children.
Tracy has also served as the director of art and liturgy for several global ecumenical events working with the Boston Theological Institute, the Latin American Theological Fellowship and the Micah Network among others. She has produced many albums including Hold On To Love, a world fusion project that has been used by Sojourners, Occupy Boston, the Latin American Theological Fellowship, Micah Network, and Christian Peacemaker Teams. She has been the artist-in-residence for New York Faith and Justice and her touring career has taken her to over 100 university campuses as well as prisons, churches, and living rooms throughout North, Central and South America. Tracy studied religion and music composition at The Colorado College and has a Masters of Divinity from Harvard.
Eric owns and operates River Valley Studio in Williamsport, PA. He offers the best instruments and gear as well as a love for music and passion for helping others. He is committed to helping artists-in-residence and other collaborators of Restoration Village Arts through use of the studio and consulting in music business and planning. Eric has been a successful restaurant and music venue owner and holds a masters in music business and media technologies.
Seth is dedicated to making Restoration Village Arts sustainable and beautiful as a place of residence and community. He tends the land and plans the meals. He also offers conversation and listening to residents wishing to join him in the garden in the mornings and afternoons. Seth uses his extensive knowledge of domestic and international policy in helping RVA participate in important advocacy and activism. In addition to being an accomplished grassroots organizer, Seth holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia. He pursued Biblical Studies and Hebrew at Princeton Theological Seminary and holds a M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College.