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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.

Kelsey Herbert is the Immigration Mobilizer for the CRC Office of Social Justice. She works on mobilizing congregations to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States. She graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. She is passionate about living into a holistic gospel and the deep interconnectedness of all of humanity and creation. 

Katie Hickok Mannebach is a social worker at Bethany Christian Services. She is passionate about racial reconciliation, child welfare, and Liverpool football.

Nadine Hiemstra is a recent graduate of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Waterloo. The pursuit of justice, peace and community has led her to the small, rural town of Hostotipaquillo in Mexico, where she is volunteering with a Catholic Worker´s movement house called Casa Colibri (or House of the Hummingbird). Everyday activities involve organic farming, running children´s programs, making language blunders in Spanish, observing the effects of poverty, and discovering what community is all about. 

Mark Hilbelink is the Lead Pastor of Sunrise Community Church in Austin, TX, one of the main leaders for YALT (the Young Adult Leadership Taskforce - a movement of young leaders in the CRC & RCA), the leader of the Lone Star Church Planting Cluster of Central Texas, and Stated Clerk for Classis Rocky Mountain of the CRC. Self-dubbed "The Weirdest Little Church in Texas", Sunrise consists of 13 missional communities across the city of Austin, specializes in radical socio-economic diversity, has quadrupled in size over the last five years, has planted two churches, and recently started its first multi-site campus.

Mike Hogeterp is the Director of the Centre for Public Dialogue. Mike manages the research and advocacy components of the Centre's work, and is also deeply invested in the ecumenical community. Mike is married to Michelle, with three children. In his downtime he drums, canoes, gardens, cooks, and listens to music.

Audrey Hughey is a senior at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was the co-director of Calvin’s 2014 Faith and International Development Conference. 

Don Hutchinson is a graduate of Queen’s University and the University of British Columbia Law School. Following service with The Salvation Army and World Vision Canada, Don spent 7.5 years as Vice-President, General Legal Counsel with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and Director of the EFC’s Centre for Faith and Public Life. Most recently, he served as interim National Director and CEO for the Canadian Bible Society. He has served on the boards of several local and national charities. Don has made multiple appearances before committees of Parliament and the Ontario Legislative Assembly, and the Supreme Court of Canada. An avid motorcyclist, Don was vice-chair of the Society of Ottawa Area Riders and has been featured in motorcycle safety videos and media interviews.

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