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A 2015 graduate of Calvin College with a degree in International Development studies and a minor in Business Marketing, Joe Oh currently works for World Renew as a Church Relations Associate. Joe was born in South Korea but raised in Bangladesh as a missionary kid. Joe is married to his high school sweetheart, Rachelle, and currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

Christine Olmeda is a practicing engineer and trained community development practitioner. She served for three years as a missionary water engineer in South Sudan with Serge (formerly World Harvest Mission) and had the privilege of celebrating with her South Sudanese friends on the occasion of their independence in July of 2009. [Photo credit: Alfield Reeves Photography]

Andrew Oppong is the Office of Social Justice's Justice Mobilization Specialist. 

Kelly Organ is an Iowa native and adopted Michigander who lives and works in rural Romania with an organization called Fundatia Noi Orizonturi which does community development and experiential education work with youth. A graduate of Calvin College and former Congregational Justice Mobilizer with the Office of Social Justice, Kelly now serves as a partner missionary with Christian Reformed World Missions alongside her husband, Jack.

Kate Parsons graduated from Calvin College with degrees in English Writing and International Development Studies. After studying abroad in Honduras, she returned in 2015 as a volunteer at the Association for a More Just Society (AJS) through Mennonite Central Committee. In 2016, she became Director of Communications for AJS, where she loves telling the stories and spreading the ideas of her brave Honduran colleagues.

Rev. Jeff Pasche and the leadership at Calgary Community Reformed Church endeavour to reach the lost with the help and guidance of Jesus Christ. Pastor Jeff, along with the consistory, seek to “think outside the building” and pursue relationships in the unique and vibrant area of Marda Loop. Pastor Jeff is a native born Calgarian who loves CrossFit, the outdoors, and good ol’ fashion BBQ!

Jim Payton is Professor Emeritus of History, Redeemer University College. He serves as chair of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee of the Christian Reformed Church. 

Shannon is Canadian Ministries' Justice and Reconciliation Mobilizer. She provides staff support to the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee and fosters leadership among congregations for reconciliation and right relationships with our Indigenous neighbours. Shannon is a member of the community at Indian Family Centre (a CRC ministry with Aboriginal people in Winnipeg), and currently serves as Chair of the IFC Board. Shannon is a member of the Sayisi Dene First Nation, and lives in Winnipeg with her husband and children.

 

Cam Phillips works in digital communications for World Renew. He is also a Regional Organizer for the Christian Reformed Church's Climate Witness Project in Hamilton, Ontario. Cam has a background of practical work in creation care with Christian environmental stewardship group A Rocha Canada. Cam lives, plays, and prays in Hamilton, Ontario. Find him on Twitter at @thecamphillips.

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