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Jeff Minkus teaches 7th grade Spanish immersion, math, and Bible at Zeeland Christian School in Zeeland, Michigan. He takes joy in helping his students think deeply about their world, especially with regards to marginalized and oppressed people and communities. Jeff and his wife, Laura, are deeply connected with Heights of Hope, a Christian Community Development organization in Holland, MI, where they're constantly inspired by and learning from their neighbors. Find him at @jhminkus.

Lindsay is a Regional Organizer with the OSJ's Climate Witness Project in Iowa. She also serves on the Steering Committee of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action and works full-time on a US Senate campaign in Iowa for Vice Admiral Michael Franken (ret.). 

Steve Mulder retired in 2013 from decades of work in the corporate world. He and his wife Nancy are parents of three and grandparents of three. He is a 25+ year member of the Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, MI. He is currently engaged in the CRC’s Climate Witness Project as the West Michigan Regional Organizer and the project’s Field Coordinator.    

Karri Munn-Venn is the Senior Policy Analyst at Citizens for Public Justice, a national organization of members inspired by faith to act for justice in Canadian public policy.

Freshta hopes to become an activist for human rights and fight for what God calls her to. She hopes to bring women's rights, affordable education, and religious tolerance in Afghanistan.

Joseph Mutebi was born in Kampala, Uganda. In his role as program consultant for World Renew Uganda, Joseph provides consultancy services through trainings, resource mobilization, program development and enabling partners have good relationships through linkages and collaboration. Joseph holds a Master of Arts from Uganda Christian University (UCU) in partnership with Development Associates International (DAI) in Organizational Leadership and Management (MAOL) and has five children: Joshua, Emmanuel, Paul, Joyce, and Emmanuel.

Bryan is a young Christian man from Uganda East Africa. He has worked with a Christian children’s choir from his church back in Uganda and has toured the world with the choir, sharing the love of Jesus.  He moved to Canada two years and three months ago and has seen God open doors amidst hard and uncertain times in the world. He works for the Mustard Seed as a Community Engagement Coordinator and He believes that if you wake up every day and you have a pulse, God has graced you to do what He has set out to do through you today.

Reouhidi Reuben Ndjerareou is originally from N'djamena, Chad in North Central Africa. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI and attends Madison at the Ford church. Married for a little over 3 years to wife Michelle, they recently welcomed a baby girl named Reouniah Nepitimbai Julianna Ndjerareou.

 Kali Nelson is graduating from Calvin College in May 2020 with degrees in History and International Relations.

Alice Ng Bouwma is a Grants Program Manager for World Renew. She also convenes World Renew's Environmental Stewardship Working Group, a community of practice that promotes ideas and practices in creation stewardship and environmental care.

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