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Karen Weaver has been a student her entire life, and as she ages, she is convinced that her teachers keep getting younger. Over the course of her years of working in education, Karen has been a librarian/media specialist, classroom teacher, and gifted and talented coordinator. She is a member of Neland Avenue CRC.

Sherwin Weener grew up on a farm, north of Holland, MI, the oldest of four brothers. He married Shirley, his high school sweetheart and they have been blessed with two daughters, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. He graduated from Hope College and Western Seminary. His calling to a ministry of racial reconciliation led him to pastor churches in New York City, Sterling, IL and Muskegon, MI for a total of 30 years. He then served the Reformed Church in America as the Executive Minister for the Great Lakes Region until retirement. Sherwin and Shirley now live in Hudsonville, MI and are members of the Hager Park Reformed Church in Jenison.  

Jordan Weller is studying history at Trinity Western University. His passion for Canadian aboriginal justice began with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Vancouver in September 2013. In May 2014, he participated in a short-term missions trip through Trinity Western to Fort Babine, a First Nations Reserve in Northern British Columbia. He is currently working for Samaritan’s Purse Canada in Dease Lake, British Columbia, helping to run their ministry centre.

Travis West is Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He also serves as the President of Kairos West Michigan, a local movement dedicated to seeking understanding as to the sources of the hostilities between the Israeli and Palestinian people.

 

Lorilyn Wiering, a spiritual director, writer, and former middle school teacher, is the founder of Red Cord Community. Drawn to the edges of society, church-life, and self, she delights in exploring and facilitating the reciprocal and necessary relationship between edge and center. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband, Vernon, her daughter Maddy, and sons Basil and Reuben. They are members of First Christian Reformed Church. 

Idella Winfield is the Administrative Coordinator for the CRC Office of Race Relations. 

Karla Winham is a member of the Justice League at John Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Truro, NS. She is currently serving on the Justice and Faith Project Steering Committee. She is a mom of three kids, wife of one husband, owner of two dogs, praise team member, GEMS worship leader, Speech-Language Pathologist, and owner of a private speech therapy clinic. She enjoys playing hockey or the piano and running on muddy forest trails.

Nicholas Wolterstorff is Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, and Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia. Among his publications are Art in Action (Eerdmans, 1980), Works and Worlds of Art (Oxford, 1980), Justice: Rights and Wrongs (Princeton 2008), Justice in Love (Eerdmans 2011), and Hearing the Call: Liturgy, Justice, Church, and World (Eerdmans, 2011). Art Rethought is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (2015).

Neil (not his real name) is an employee of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, serving in the Middle East. Neil is a Do Justice columnist. (Learn more about our columnists here!)

Hope Zigterman is the Mobilizing and Advocacy Fellow for 2019-20 for the Office of Social Justice. She spent the last three years teaching English to fourth and fifth graders at American Academy Jordan in Zarqa, Jordan. While there she took the opportunity to participate in a local symphonic band playing the flute and assist coaching little league baseball teams. She studied Political Science and History with a minor in Biblical Studies at Gordon College, and is interested in the intersection of faith and politics.

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