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Xuan resides in Toronto with her husband and 2 children, Tristan and Lauren. She works as a Management Consultant specializing in financial mergers, acquisitions, and business transformations. She owns and operates a financial service consultancy firm of over 12 years; her last corporate position was with TD Bank as a Finance Manager. Her children are her greatest joy. They have great fun planning and going on family vacations all around the world. Xuan wrote these articles to tell the story of her mother, Trang Thi Nguyen.

Bonnie Nicholas is the Director of the Christian Reformed Church's Safe Church Ministry. 

Dena Nicolai is currently completing an MA in Theological Studies (with a focus on Church History) at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to moving to Vancouver she lived for four years in Cairo, Egypt, spending three years working for a study-abroad program for North American Christian college/university students, and one year reporting on Egypt-based development projects and volunteering with organizations assisting refugees from elsewhere in Africa. She is originally from Edmonton, Alberta.

Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he and his wife Sarah are grateful to get to spend time with marginalized communities through their work at an inner-city community. Jonathan is currently the Program Director at The Micah Centre at The King’s University, which helps students to grow a vision for justice and renewal. Before his work at The Micah Centre, Jonathan spent almost 10 years as a chaplain and support worker at The Open Door Program, journeying with folks leaving federal prison. Jonathan lives in Edmonton’s Sherbrooke neighbourhood with his wife and young children. 

Michelle Nieviadomy is CREE and a member of the Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She has worked with Indigenous youth for 10 years at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre. She recently has become involved with iEmergence, a ministry creating pathways that will enable Indigenous young people to reclaim and redeem that which was created as good and beautiful in their culture, and pathways for intentional transitions of leadership, from generation to generation. She is passionate about social justice involving the Indigenous peoples. She also has her own personal business - Iskwew Health & Wellness - promoting healthier lifestyle with fitness classes & personal training. Music moves her, Jesus inspires her & fitness balances her!

Peter Noteboom is a member of First Christian Reformed Church Toronto. He was born and raised in Orange City, Iowa and has now lived for 20 years in downtown Toronto with his wife Jeanette Romkema and his two 20-year old sons Reuben and Jude. In recent years he has served in several leadership roles on his church council, classis, and with the Board of Trustees of the Christian Reformed Church.

Eric Nykamp is the producer of the Antioch Podcast: Conversations About Biblical Antiracism.  He is a former church staff member, and worship leader.  He is employed as a licensed therapist and artist, living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

A 2015 graduate of Calvin College with a degree in International Development studies and a minor in Business Marketing, Joe Oh currently works for World Renew as a Church Relations Associate. Joe was born in South Korea but raised in Bangladesh as a missionary kid. Joe is married to his high school sweetheart, Rachelle, and currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

Christine Olmeda is a practicing engineer and trained community development practitioner. She served for three years as a missionary water engineer in South Sudan with Serge (formerly World Harvest Mission) and had the privilege of celebrating with her South Sudanese friends on the occasion of their independence in July of 2009. [Photo credit: Alfield Reeves Photography]

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