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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.

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

Jack Van de Hoef is the pastor at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Brockville, Ontario. 

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.

Kris Van Engen is the Congregational Justice Mobilizer for the Office of Social Justice and World Renew. He equips people as they act on Jesus' instructions to be peacemakers, to do justice, and to prevent the root causes of poverty and hunger. Kris previously worked for 10 years as a pastor and church ministries director. He and his wife Lisa have two children, Ellie and Josiah.

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