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Mark Charles is the son of an American woman (of Dutch heritage) and a Navajo man. He lives on a Navajo Reservation and tries to understand the complexities of the history of the United States regarding race, culture, and faith so that I can help forge a path of healing and reconciliation for our people.

Calvin Chen is currently a Master of Divinity student at Regent College in Vancouver, BC and ministry intern at First CRC Vancouver. He has also served for 9 years on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA in Madison, WI in campus ministry and as regional multi-ethnic ministries specialist. He is a Taiwanese American originally from Chicago and occasionally blogs at calvindc.wordpress.com

Cenaida resides in the rural town of Barrhead, AB with four of her six children who are her life. At present she does janitorial work with which her children often help her. Cenaida and family belong to the Neerlandia CRC and also attend St Anne's Roman Catholic Church.

Shiao Chong is campus minister at York University, Toronto, and attends Rehoboth Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Etobicoke, Ontario. He is a regular contributor to Think Christian and The Banner, as well as at his own blog: http://3dchristianity.wordpress.com/. 

Danielle Chun is the Justice Mobilizing and Advocacy Fellow for the CRC Office of Social Justice. 

Brian is the writer for Christian Reformed World Missions and lives in the Grand Rapids area. He graduated from Trinity Christian College with degrees in Business Communications and Spanish. He is married to Nicole and owner of a border collie/retriever mix named Amos.

Emily Cole is a student studying social work and international development at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She loved the experiences she had in Honduras and hopes to continue to hear stories from immigrants and work in promoting justice in the community where she lives.

Berniz Constanza Terpstra works in a public school, coordinating services for students and families. Berniz graduated from Calvin College and lives with her husband Aaron in Grand Rapids. She attends Madison Square Church, loves her dog, and bakes amazing cupcakes.

Israel Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Western Ontario and triathlete. Endurance sports are her thing, and she loves pushing her body to do new things in sport. The journey you go on in sport of triathlon and in each race has always captured her excitement. 

Viviana is an advocate for the Office of Race Relations. She’s originally from Chile and moved to US in 1995. In her native country she was involved in church planting, leadership development, and teaching. She likes to spend time with her four grandchildren and having long conversations with her daughters. Writing, reading, and taking long walks with her golden retriever is her definition of a good time. She loves history, a passion that developed together with her brother when they used to spend their summer vacations at the library.

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