VIA explores the intersections of art, design, culture, God and creation, and the act of making. This month we are curating the work of David Hayward and Wes Molebash.
  • David Hayward was baptized Anglican as a baby, came to faith in a Baptist church when he was a teenager, changed to Pentecostal in his late teens, married another Pentecostal named Lisa, was ordained Presbyterian, pastored a Vineyard church, and planted others.

    He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as well as a Diploma in Religious Studies and Ministry from McGill University in Montreal.

    In 2010 David left the professional paid clergy. He is still passionate about how people can find and follow their own spiritual path with courage and joy, as well as in how people can freely gather and form community in healthy ways.

    David started a blog called nakedpastor in 2006, and initiated his public analysis of religion, religious community and spirituality through his writings, art and cartoons. Thousands of people are challenged and entertained by nakedpastor every day.

    In 2012, David launched The Lasting Supper, and online resource site and community for the spiritually independent.

    His art, cartoons, writings and book have found their way all around the world.

    David lives with his wife Lisa on the beautiful Kennebecasis River near Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. They have three grown children close by.

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    David Hayward | 8 Images
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  • Wes Molebash is a cartoonist and freelance illustrator living in Southern Ohio. Just as his comics can be comical, so is his first-person bio:

    My name is Wes Molebash and drawing cartoons is sorta my thing.

    My last name is pronounced just like it’s spelled: Mole-bash. And, yes, I’ve been called “Whack-a-Mole” more times than I can count.

    While watching a behind-the-scenes feature on the making of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, I discovered that a person could make a living drawing cartoons. I was nine-years-old at the time, and I’ve been chasing the dream ever since.

    I like all kinds of music: classical, jazz, country, rock, folk, techno . . . you name it. I go through phases with each genre. When I wear myself out on one genre, I just move on to the next.

    I never really cared much for sports until I became an adult.

    I met my wife, Kari, on eHarmony.

    My favorite meal is steak and potatoes. I don’t eat any vegetables or fruit. This diet is often ridiculed by my wife and by my mother.

    The cartoonists who’ve inspired and influenced me the most through the years are as follows: Bill Watterson, Jeff Smith, Michael Jantze, Doug Tennapel, Ben Caldwell, and Mike Krahulik.

    My wife and I attend and serve at Centerpoint Church in Chillicothe, OH. It’s pretty rad.

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    Wes Molebash | 6 Images
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