Making Sense of the Madness

Hybrid service (in person and on Zoom)

Speaker: Tom Esch

Victor Turner the great anthropologist once wrote, “In liminality, the underling comes uppermost.” Tom Esch a former Catholic priest turned communications consultant and performance-artist-comic will help us explore what this anthropological concept of a type of transition period might mean for us. In the midst of the on-going pandemic, the political polarization and the current racial unrest how does the “underling” come “uppermost”, and what does it mean for us?

Tom Esch is a former Catholic priest, with a truly eclectic background. He studied at the University of Notre Dame, lived in Kenya for nearly two years and spent much of his professional career in sales and the people side of business development. He is the founder, president and CEO of Esch Consulting, a company that offers training, facilitation and interpersonal communication consulting. He holds a masters in conflict resolution and a degree in mediation.