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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, PhD, is a scholar-pastor who pastors in a new-monastic urban community, Grandview Church, Vancouver. Mark is also Professor of Old Testament and congregational studies at the Missional Training Center, Phoenix. Mark has authored “Family for The Displaced: A New Paradigm for the Gēr in Deuteronomy” (Ancient Israel and its Literature; SBL, 2018), a book on Exodus (Lexham, 2018), numerous refereed articles (including in the Journal of Biblical Literature, forthcoming), and book chapters. Mark is presently co-authoring a book, Providing Refuge: A Missional and Political Theology

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.  

Craig Greenfield is an outsider who helps insiders become alongsiders. He is the Founder and Director of Alongsiders International. He is also the author of The Urban Halo and the upcoming book Subversive Jesus. Find him on Twitter at @craigasaurus or on his blog at www.craiggreenfield.com.

Carissa Groot-Nibbelink is studying for a Masters of Arts in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. 

Janessa Grypma is a 4th year Education student at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC who collects stories, not souvenirs.

Joe Gunn is the Executive Director of Citizens for Public Justice, a faith-based, member-driven public policy organization in Ottawa.

 

Gail Gunst Heffner is a faculty member at Calvin College and currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement in the Office of the Provost. Her PhD is in Urban Studies and Resource Development from Michigan State University and she holds a master’s degree in Economic and Social Development from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research/scholarship interests include community-based research, engaged scholarship, community development, and environmental service-learning. She is a co-author of Commitment and Connection: Service-Learning and Christian Higher Education. She is one of the founders of the Plaster Creek Stewards and is serving as the principal administrator for a Clean Water Act 319 grant for watershed restoration in the Plaster Creek watershed, begun in January 2013.

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