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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.

I'm currently going into my senior year at Calvin University, where I'm studying linguistics, anthropology, and international development. After graduation I hope to pursue a graduate degree in cultural anthropology and practice applied anthropology in the field of community development. I love learning about people, places, and cultures, and how they inform what it means to be human in God's creation. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, playing bass guitar, and reading Russian literature.

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 a Communications Specialist in the Communications Team for the Office of Social Justice and the Centre for Public Dialogue. She also works as a Communications Specialist for Faith Formation Ministries. 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 were missionaries working alongside local churches in the areas of pastoral training, youth leadership development, and evangelism. Some of her areas of interest include working toward justice and removing barriers that prevent flourishing of all, especially those who are oppressed and marginilized, community development, youth leadership development, 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 Victoria Veenstra.  

Deanna Geelhoed works to restore the healthy and beauty of the Plaster Creek Watershed, through here work at Calvin College with the Plaster Creek Stewards Initiative. Through this work she enjoys educating others about how to care for our waterways, conducting research, and managing restoration projects. In her free time she manages the community garden at Creston CRC, the church she is a member at. Within her roles at Creston she serves as a deacon, youth teacher, and a member of the anti-racism team. You can often find Deanna spending time swimming in our local lakes and rivers. 

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

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