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Krystle Sanders is a 30-something native of Prince George’s County Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. She is passionate about working with underserved peoples and communities which has led her ministry and non-profit work with children, youth, and adults with disabilities in DC, Maryland, Oklahoma, Thailand, and India. Krystle holds a Bachelors’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in humanities as well as certificates in Missions and Pastoral Ministry from Rhema Bible College. Krystle brings an authentic and sometimes humorous lens to her writing - that of a Christ-follower, black woman, youngest child, and xennial. Krystle spends her working time between teaching ESL virtually and learning about race equity in her current position at a black and woman-owned Talent Consulting organization. In her spare time, she volunteers at her church, writes blogs, and hangs out with friends and family.

As the executive director of Eco-Justice Ministries since 2000, Rev. Peter Sawtell has helped churches to apply their faith and ethics to this time of deep ecological crisis. Eco-Justice Ministries has brought this message to hundreds of congregations and thousands of church leaders in the Rocky Mountain region, nationally and internationally.  Peter has been a speaker and workshop leader at religious conferences across the United States. He is widely known for his weekly email commentary, Eco-Justice Notes, which addresses current issues of environmental justice from a theological perspective. Peter is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ.

Terence Schilstra is a missional community leader at The Table, a Resonate Global Mission partner church plant serving in the urban under-resourced context of downtown Thorold, Ontario where Terence lives with his beautiful wife and four children. He’s the author of Peace of the City; A Handbook for Missional Communities. He has an M.Div. from Tyndale Seminary Church-in-the-City program and is currently earning his Doctorate in Contextual Theology.

Chris serves as the Director of Faith Formation Ministries. Before joining Faith Formation Ministries, he served as a pastor at First Hamilton CRC (ON) and at Plymouth Heights CRC (MI). Along with contributing regularly to The Banner and Reformed Worship, Chris is the author of Cultivating an Evangelistic Character (Wipf & Stock, 2018), which explores worship and discipleship in the missional church movement. 

Rose Schulenberg is a mother of 4 and stepmother of 3. She works at Shalom Manor in the Environmental Services department and is the Coordinator of Social Justice at Mountinview CRC in Grimsby, Ontario. She became aware of the issue of abortion by watching the movie "180" and since then she has been actively involved in raising awareness, as she continues to learn more. 

John Schuurman is a former LEAP intern and serves at The Bridge, a charity that provides services for men who have been incarcerated to help them rehabilitate and reintegrate into the community.

David Schuurman is entering his third year at Redeemer University College studying Honours International Development. Since starting university he has taken up a position as Redeemer University’s delegate on World Renew’s Board of Delegates. David has many passions and interests, including community development, serving in effective ways, and trying to live a justice-oriented life in terms of food, travel, and consumption. When not doing school work or other employment he can be found with friends, biking around Hamilton, and causing a ruckus in his dorm. Find him on Twitter at @dschuurmanator.

Ali Short is the Policy Analyst and Advocacy Fellow for the Office of Social Justice. 

Jenny Siebring deGroot is an assistant principal and teacher-librarian at Langley Christian Elementary School. She and her husband Dennis are members of Willoughby CRC.

Richard Silversmith is a CRC commissioned pastor of the Denver Christian Indian Center, Denver, Colorado. His Navajo clans are Water-Flows-Together and Towering House People.

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