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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.

Coming from Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Rose is finishing up her program in Psychology while here in Ottawa. She is passionate about people and their human flourishing, especially in the realm of justice at the intersection of mental health and the law. Calling many places home, Rose is originally from the U.S., and is taking in everything she can while living in the capital of the country @twu_llc, learning about advocacy, justice, and leadership in our government system.

Robin Heppner Entz lives and works in Mali with World Renew with her husband, Zachary, and their 4 children. 

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. 

Megan works as a Communications Coordinator with the Office of Social Justice and with Faith Formation Ministries. She graduated from Taylor University with a degree in English Literature and Systems and loves talking about the intersection of faith, story-telling and culture. She is excited to use her communication skills to connect people with resources and networks that equip them to do justice and love their neighbors. Megan and her houseplants currently live in Byron Center, Michigan.

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

Dr. Syd Hielema serves as co-director of the Canadian Multicultural Congregations learning cohort.

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.

Mark Hiskes is a retired English teacher in Holland, Michigan, where he and his wife attend Third Reformed Church. 

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