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Andrew Oppong serves as a Justice Mobilization Specialist for the Christian Reformed Church Office of Social Justice. In his role, he works with congregations and individuals to develop a deeper understanding of, and response to God's call to let justice flow like a river in both our personal and communal lives, as well as in the structures of our societies. He enjoys networking and encouraging other justice-seekers as they take next steps on their justice journeys.

Kelly Organ is an Iowa native and adopted Michigander who lives and works in rural Romania with an organization called Fundatia Noi Orizonturi which does community development and experiential education work with youth. A graduate of Calvin College and former Congregational Justice Mobilizer with the Office of Social Justice, Kelly now serves as a partner missionary with Christian Reformed World Missions alongside her husband, Jack.

Kate Parsons graduated from Calvin College with degrees in English Writing and International Development Studies. After studying abroad in Honduras, she returned in 2015 as a volunteer at the Association for a More Just Society (AJS) through Mennonite Central Committee. In 2016, she became Director of Communications for AJS, where she loves telling the stories and spreading the ideas of her brave Honduran colleagues.

Rev. Jeff Pasche and the leadership at Calgary Community Reformed Church endeavour to reach the lost with the help and guidance of Jesus Christ. Pastor Jeff, along with the consistory, seek to “think outside the building” and pursue relationships in the unique and vibrant area of Marda Loop. Pastor Jeff is a native born Calgarian who loves CrossFit, the outdoors, and good ol’ fashion BBQ!

Jim Payton is Professor Emeritus of History, Redeemer University College. He serves as chair of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee of the Christian Reformed Church. 

Shannon is Canadian Ministries' Justice and Reconciliation Mobilizer. She provides staff support to the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee and fosters leadership among congregations for reconciliation and right relationships with our Indigenous neighbours. Shannon is a member of the community at Indian Family Centre (a CRC ministry with Aboriginal people in Winnipeg), and currently serves as Chair of the IFC Board. Shannon is a member of the Sayisi Dene First Nation, and lives in Winnipeg with her husband and children.

 

Cam Phillips works in digital communications for World Renew. He is also a Regional Organizer for the Christian Reformed Church's Climate Witness Project in Hamilton, Ontario. Cam has a background of practical work in creation care with Christian environmental stewardship group A Rocha Canada. Cam lives, plays, and prays in Hamilton, Ontario. Find him on Twitter at @thecamphillips.

Tina Pierik is a member of Christ Community Church in Victoria, British Columbia, where she served on the committee that facilitated the reForming Relationships art tour. She is also a vice principal in the Greater Victoria School District, where she works passionately to support her students, and particularly to celebrate and encourage First Nations cultures, languages, and students. 

Kory Plockmeyer is the pastor of Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa. He is a Doctoral student in Latin and Roman Studies and blogs at ThinkChristian.com.

Kristy Quist is the Tuned In Editor for The Banner and torments two of her own teenagers as their youth group leader at Neland Ave. CRC in Grand Rapids, MI.
 

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