From our earliest beginning, Jubilee! has been a participatory community. Jubilants want to be involved, connect with other folks, share their great gladness, and do their part to make the world a better place. Teams are how we do this. They provide an array of ways to deepen into community and “pray with your feet.”  If you have a general question about teams, contact Susie Davis, Community Life Coordinator, at 828-279-0433 or  

Earth Team

The Earth team pursues educational and service events within the team and for the Jubilee! community to highlight the need and opportunities for actions to preserve our planet. Numerous community wide events have been hosted. Recent focus has been in support of the Build Back Better initiative, gifts during community celebrations, evening educational presentations, and the Monarch and Milkweed initiatives.

Leader:  Maureen Linneman,, 828-606-2734‬

Arts Team

The Arts team facilitates the discovery and expression of the gift of creativity through Jubilee!, handles the Hospitality Room gallery, offers workshops and experiences that nurture creativity, and promotes events and performances by emerging artists and seasoned performers.

Leader: JoAnn Rose,

Outreach Team

The Outreach team administers Jubilee! outreach funds flowing to the numerous Asheville area charitible organizations as assistance to those in need. The team evaluates requests, interviews possible recipients and makes recommendations to the Jubilee! Board. The team hosts potluck meals and meetings at team member homes during the year.

Leader: Nancy Ellington,, 828 231 6809

Jubilee! Singers

The Jubilee! Singers provide gifts of song for many of our Sunday Celebrations. This is a joyful and welcoming group that offers an opportunity for Jubilants to creatively express their spirituality through song at some Sunday Celebrations, concerts, special services, caroling parties and more. No experience necessary...just a love of singing!  

Leader:  Sally Carter, 828-215-1951.

Hospitality Team

The Hospitality Team organizes coffee hours and potlucks following Sunday Celebrations, as well as other hospitality events. 

Leader: Susie Davis,

Book Group

The Book Group gathers weekly to discuss the current book they are reading

Leader: Diane Dewitt:

Welcome Team

The Welcome team supports Sunday celebrations and other community building events via preparation, logistics, greeting and other support activities.

Leader:  Kathy Busse,

Spiritual Journey Team

The Spiritual Journey team provides a variety of uplifing spiritual activities for the community. Past events have included sound healing, rites of passage, reincarnation, Labyrinth walks, chakra balancing, Celtic spirituality, the Kaballah, drumming and more. The team has been less active during the pandemic, but is regrouping to redefine its purpose and activities.  

Leader: Michele Bernhardt:

Prayer Chain

Members of the Jubilee! Prayer Chain team are committed to providing ongoing, on-call prayer that supports Jubilee! community members, their loved ones and friends. We pray in our own way, adding to our personal spirituality to co-create a diverse Jubilee! effort.

Leadership is Open.  Contact:  Susie Davis, if interested.

Social Justice Team

The Social Justice Team promotes compassion within our community and in the world at large:

  • We care about all in our community; we believe that justice is a right for all.
  • We help where we can. We have a duty to help heal the world – through protection of our environment, care and education of our children, and elimination of poverty and oppression.
  • We work with and within our community. We can be political, but will not be partisan. We emphasize the areas in which we can have the most impact. We ally ourselves with other aligned groups and individuals. We strive to listen to minority viewpoints and to treat everyone with respect.

Leader:  Vinit Allen,, 415-717-0422

Resources:  Click here to get information  on three free newsletters that Ron Katz publishes and the WNC Social Justice Advocacy Guide website. Use this link to subscribe to Ron's newsletters.

Service Team

This team has been on hiatus.  

Leadership is open.  Contact: Susie Davis: if interested.

Care & Compassion Team

This team has been on hiatus. 

Leadership is open.  Contact: Susie Davis, if interested.