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Doug Tjapkes is the founder and President of Humanity for Prisoners, based in Grand Haven, Michigan, and is author of the book Sweet Freedom. He and his son Matt work full-time in the charitable organization that helps Michigan inmates, one-on-one, in dealing with a multitude of in-prison issues. An active church organist, he has been on the music team at Ferrysburg Community Church (CRC) for 50 years. He and his wife Marcia live in Ferrysburg and have four adult children and 9 grandchildren.

Liz Tolkamp is the Children's Pastor at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church in Langley, British Columbia and also serves as a Faith Formation Regional Catalyzer for Classis B.C. South East, Classis B.C. North-West, and Christian Reformed churches in the state of Washington.

Evan Trowbridge is the Director of Communications for the Association for a More Just Society, a Christian organization that works with victims of violence, crime and corruption in Honduras. He lives in the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa. To learn more about AJS, visit ajs-us.org. Respond to Evan on Twitter at @edtrowbridge.

Angela Tuininga resides with her husband Cliff in rural Alberta attending Neerlandia CRC where she has been involved with refugees for 35 years either on the Refugee Committee or as friends. At present she is on the CRC Refugee Justice Task Force.

Dorothy Vaandering is an associate professor at Memorial University in Newfoundland. She researches the implementation and sustainability of restorative justice in education; teaches social studies, social justice and restorative justice courses to teachers and pre-service teachers; and is involved in various service organizations including a provincial restorative justice consortium and Pathways, a new organization that supports survivors of clergy and religious abuse. Her two sons and husband keep her smiling, as does hiking on the amazing East Coast Trail. 

John-Harmen Valk is a Canadian pursuing doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Jill Van Beek is Director of Operations for the Association for a More Just Society-U.S.

Steve van de Hoef lives with his wife and two daughters in Belleville, ON. He works as a full time dad and part time Justice and Faith Project Coordinator for the CRC. Steve formerly worked with the CRC's Aboriginal Ministry, Office of Social Justice and Centre for Public Dialogue as Justice and Reconciliation Mobilizer.

Liza van de Hoef lives in Belleville, ON with her husband Steve and their two young children. Liza works as a midwife. 

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