David Barnhart, director / producer Flint: The Poisoning of an American City
David Barnhart is an award winning producer, director and filmmaker and is committed to Story as a means to facilitate community engagement. His recent documentaries, “Trigger: The Ripple Effects of Gun Violence” (a 7-year project), “To Breathe Free” and “Locked in a Box: Immigration Detention” have received awards and been screened at festivals across the country. Trigger, which examines the ripple effect that one shooting has on an individual, family, community and society, had the distinguished honor of being selected for the Martin Luther King Jr. D.R.E.A.M Film Series. His most recent award-winning feature documentary, “Flint: The Poisoning of an American City” explores the critical question of how this could happen in the United States and how Flint should serve as a warning for the rest of the country. He is currently in-production on a follow up to Trigger that looks at how different individuals are responding to the epidemic of gun violence, and a new series, “Trouble the Water” that focuses on race and racism. Barnhart is the proud and tired father of twins. He and his wife Elsie live in Atlanta, GA.
Gregory Timmons, moderator, Flint Water Recovery Resource Coordinator
Reverend Gregory Timmons is pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church, Flint. A mission-oriented leader with 25 years of organizational strategy in his background, he has served corporate, religious, non-profit, health care, and community wellness organizations. Since the start of the Flint Water Crisis, he has led UMC’s recovery programs and help centers to support the people of Flint. He has been an active member of the local steering committee surrounding Flint: The Poisoning of an American City and appears in the documentary. His wife is the Reverent Faith Timmons of Bethel United Methodist Church. They are parents of a 12-year old son Greg II and a 6-year old daughter Olivia