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Anne Fennema is a member Loop Church, a small Christian Reformed church in Chicago, IL. Anne works as a Project Manager at a non-profit that finances affordable housing. When she's not working she loves to hang out with friends and family or spend time outside running, biking, swimming, and hiking.

David Flikkema has been employed in the insurance industry for over 25 years and is seeing first-hand the increasing impact of climate change on property and livelihoods all over the globe. His work with the Climate Witness Project challenges churches in the Greater Toronto Area to talk about creation care and how to lower people’s carbon footprints. “Do something” is his challenge: reduce your plastic, drive less, walk more, take care of what God has given us. You can contact him at davidf360@rogers.com.

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 Grand Rapids, MI. Paola is one of the editors of Do Justice, along with Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan

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. 

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