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Tickets are $20 and include: 

  • admission to the LIVE podcast
  • free appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages (alcohol will be available for purchace - don't worry)
  • nerding out with other theology nerds


Tripp Fuller, PhD  

Founder & Host  

Homebrewed Christianity

Tripp is husband to Alecia, father to Elgin, Khora, and Haven, a minister, avid Laker fan, competitive home brewer, & a theology nerd with a PhD from Claremont Graduate University. He is also the self-proclaimed president of the John Cobb fan club where he holds the title of #FANiac in Chief.  

Follow Tripp on Twitter because that’s his favorite form of distraction. 

Book Tripp or host a live Homebrewed Christianity podcast.

Jason Micheli  

Executive Pastor at Aldersgate UMC

Co-Host of Crackers and Grape Juice

Jason Micheli is executive pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA. Jason is the author of Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo, a co-host of the Crackers and Grape Juice podcast, and writes the Tamed Cynic blog. He lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Ali, and their two sons. 

Follow Jason's Tamed Cynic blog here.

Learn more about Crackers and Grapce Juice.

Teer Hardy  

Co-Host of Crackers and Grape Juice

Teer Hardy is husband, father, and brewery theologian. He is married to a beautiful business coach for “Mompreneurs” named Allison, and the father of an adorable, rowdy son named Camden. He currently lives outside DC in Arlington, VA, serving as the Associate Pastor of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Teer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary.  

Teer is interested in meeting God where the divine intersects with our everyday life, whether that is in a coffee shop, pub, or park trail. He is also one-fourth of the Crackers & Grape Juice podcast.

Taylor Mertins  

Co-Host of Crackers and Grape Juice

Taylor Mertins is a United Methodist pastor in Woodbridge, VA, having earned degrees from James Madison University and Duke Divinity School. He regularly posts sermons, devotionals, and theological reflections at www.ThinkandLetThink.com 

Taylor is the host of Cracker & Grape Juice's lectionary podcast Strangely Warmed.

Learn more about Strangely Warmed

Follow Taylor on twitter


Tripp will be speaking at the Saturday evening service at Aldersgate United Methodist church on December 16th. All are welcome! Immediately after the service, there will be a happy hour and LIVE Homebrewed Christianity podcast at Cedar Knoll Restaurant (which overlooks the Potomac River, between Mt. Vernon and Old Town Alexandria) where Tripp will be joined by Jason, Teer, and Taylor from the Crackers and Grape Juice podcast.

Saturday, December 16:

5:30pm-6:30pm: Upending the War on Advent (at Aldersgate United Methodist Church) - no tickets required

7pm-7:30pm: Happy Hour (at Cedar Knoll Restaurant) - *tickets required for admission*

7:30pm-9pm: Live Homebrewed Christianity Podcast *tickets required for admission*


Aldersgate United Methodist Church

1301 Collingwood Road

Alexandria, VA 22308

Cedar Knoll Restaurant

9030 Lucia Lane

Fort Hunt, VA 22308