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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.

As a speech and debate coach, Bill Harris loves working with young people to help them find their own voice. As a long-time resident of Grand Rapids, he also works to give voice to community needs for racial relations, education, and urban policy. Bill regularly travels with his wife to Chicago to visit their three grandchildren.

Christian Hawkins is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving as a Refugee Advocacy Specialist at Bethany Christian Services. He previously worked on political campaigns at the state and federal levels, and more recently spent two years abroad as a History teacher. After returning to the United States, he has been actively engaged with promoting greater awareness and understanding of refugee issues.

Tammy Heidbuurt, Regional Ministry Developer (East) with Diaconal Ministries Canada, supports the work of deacons in their call to lead the church in doing justice and loving mercy. Tammy is a part of New Hope Church, (Hamilton, ON) finding creative ways to work with neighbours on projects both big and small, to practice hospitality in the city.

Sophia Henager is the Policy Analyst and Advocacy Fellow in the CRC Office of Social Justice. She has a BA in International Relations and Political Science from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and was born and raised in eastern Washington.

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