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Anissa L. Eddie lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband, Jermale. The Eddies have two young sons and another son on the way. Anissa studied social work at Calvin College and went on to earn her MSW at the University of Michigan. She has worked as a school-based social worker for the past seven years and also runs a small business (Malamiah Juice Bar) with her husband. Anissa is passionate about representing Christ in tangible ways and advocating for social justice issues. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and is working on a children's book that will assist biracial children in developing a positive self image.

John Oihoma Eigege is a missionary from Nigeria to the United States. He serves as a Community Chaplain with the Christian Reformed Church in Houston's historic Third Ward neighborhood. He loves seeing followers of Jesus catalyzed to join Christ in the renewal of all things. He is married to Chinyere, and they have a lovely daughter, Jaya. When John isn't working, he enjoys playing, watching, and talking about futbol. John is a Do Justice columnist

Justin Eisinga is entering his fourth year of studying Sociology & Social Work at Redeemer University College. Justin lived with and served the urban poor of Manila, Philippines before entering university and recently served as an intern with the Aboriginal Justice Team at Christian Peacemaker Teams. Justin has many passions and interests, but lately is really excited about restorative justice, Indigenous reconciliation, and community development. When he's not busy doing schoolwork, he loves to sing karaoke, ride his bike, and read a good book. 

John Elwood serves as a board member of Evangelical Environmental Network, works with the Presbyterian-related Creation Care Coalition, and publishes the Christian-environmental Clothesline Report blog.  He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. John and his wife Barbara live in Andover, NJ, where they founded Good Hand Farm, an organic produce co-op serving more than 700 members. John also manages investments for True North Management Group, a private equity firm he helped to found in 2003.

Paola Fuentes Gleghorn is the Communications Specialist as part of the Communications Team for the Office of Social Justice. She graduated from Calvin College in 2014 with a degree in International Development Studies and a minor in Business. Paola is originally from Costa Rica, but grew up in Nicaragua where her family became missionaries working alongside local churches in the areas of pastoral training, youth leadership development, and evangelism. She did an internship with World Renew in Nicaragua in the summer of 2013. Some of her areas of interest include youth leadership development, community development, fighting injustice, and creating partnerships between different people working towards the same development goals. Paola and her husband Jeff currently live in Holland, MI. 

Ron Geerlings is the West Africa Regional Director for Christian Reformed World Missions. 

Glendyne Gerrard has directed Defend Dignity since its founding in 2010. She loves working with women who have survived sexual exploitation. Glendyne lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband Douglas. When she’s not working she loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is a pastor at New Hope Covenant Church in Oakland California. He is also a board member of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the director of racial reconciliation pilgrimages for the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Dominique is a graduate of North Park Theological Seminary.
You can follow Dominique on Twitter: @WEB_DuBois_Ture
 

Mark Glanville is studying towards a PhD in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol, U.K. (supervisors: Craig Bartholomew and Gordon Wenham). His research topic is the ‘ger’ (refugee) in Deuteronomy. Mark’s previous career was as a jazz pianist in Sydney and around Australia (Chick Corea and Wynton Kelly are his musical heroes). He lives and pastors in Vancouver, BC. Mark speaks regularly at conferences on justice, mission and the Old Testament (e.g. Pastorum Live, Chicago, Apr 2013 and Missional Hermeneutics Conference, Grand Rapids, Nov 2013). Mark spends his spare time mulling over ideas in coffee shops with Erin, his wife, and bushwalking with Mahla, their daughter. Mark is Aussie; he can break a crocodile's neck with two fingers. Mark blogs at markrglanville.wordpress.com.

Rudy Gonzalez is a husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to people who are in need. In the last 18 years, he has been part of church planting teams, community development and racial equity work. Prior to working in justice work, he worked in the aerospace industry. Engaging leaders in justice work is important to Rudy because he was raised by a single mother who came to the United States without documents. Rudy loves spending time with his wife of 37 years, Vicki. Together they have four grown children. Three are married and the youngest one is still single. Rudy has 3 grandchildren who live in Phoenix.  

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