Back to Top

Authors

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.

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.

Brandon Haan is the associate pastor at Brookfield CRC in Brookfield, WI.

Jane lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and their two young boys, Ben (’08) and Sam (’11). She is a member of First CRC Vancouver. Jane has an MDiv from Regent College and works as a certified coach. She helps people figure out everything from career changes to issues of faith to health goals. Her favourite description of her coaching is pastoral care meets your to-do list. Some other favourite things are witty humorists, swimming and Mexican food.

Sarah Hamm is a volunteer for Hope Equals and recently co-led a 6-week educational trip to Palestine. She is currently studying Arabic, and hopes to one day work in the Middle East full-time. Sarah currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Albert A. Hamstra is a Christian Reformed Church minister who has served with CR World Missions for almost 35 years.He's currently head of the Global Impact department there. Albert is an associate pastor at Coit Community CRC in Grand Rapids, and is a Steering Committee member of the Michigan Prophetic Voices, Chair of the Board of the Micah Center, and member of the Board of CORR (Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation). He is married with lots of children and grandchildren and he really enjoys quiet evenings at home with his wife, cat and a good book.

Rev. Andy Hanson is pastor of Celebration Fellowship, a multi-site CRC congregation inside the Handlon and Bellamy Creek correctional facilities in West Michigan.

Pages