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Delainy is the Community Social Media Manager at Restorations Second Stage Homes. After graduating from Western University in 2019, her passion for philanthropy allowed her to connect with Restorations and to learn more about human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. During her time at Restorations she has worked in fund development, direction of Ride for Refuge, and social strategy. Delainy is also currently attending York University in the Bachelor of Education program where her goal is to become a primary teacher.

Allen Drew is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church, North America (CRCNA) with 10 years of experience as a church planter.  He lives in Philadelphia and serves as the East Coast Regional Organizer for the Climate Witness Project, which focuses on engaging and equipping the church to take meaningful action on the climate crisis.  He is also the chief organizer for the Hunting Park Community Solar Initiative

Chris is an administrative professional working for a West Michigan non-profit that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has been a lifelong CRC member. Originally from Kansas (yes, there are CRC churches in Kansas), he moved to Grand Rapids in 2009 to attend Calvin College, where he graduated in 2013 with a degree in public administration. He is passionate about Reformed theology, orangutans, and working with individuals who have disabilities, .

Anissa L. Eddie lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband, Jermale. The Eddies have two young sons and another son on the way. Anissa studied social work at Calvin College and went on to earn her MSW at the University of Michigan. She has worked as a school-based social worker for the past seven years and also runs a small business (Malamiah Juice Bar) with her husband. Anissa is passionate about representing Christ in tangible ways and advocating for social justice issues. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and is working on a children's book that will assist biracial children in developing a positive self image.

Jesse Edgington is a consultant with the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference. He works to encourage and challenge the growth of justice, compassion, mercy, and stewardship among God’s people in the Christian Reformed churches of Classis Alberta North.

John Oihoma Eigege is a missionary from Nigeria to the United States. He serves as a Community Chaplain with the Christian Reformed Church in Houston's historic Third Ward neighborhood. He loves seeing followers of Jesus catalyzed to join Christ in the renewal of all things. He is married to Chinyere, and they have a lovely daughter, Jaya. When John isn't working, he enjoys playing, watching, and talking about futbol. John is a Do Justice columnist

Justin Eisinga is entering his fourth year of studying Sociology & Social Work at Redeemer University College. Justin lived with and served the urban poor of Manila, Philippines before entering university and recently served as an intern with the Aboriginal Justice Team at Christian Peacemaker Teams. Justin has many passions and interests, but lately is really excited about restorative justice, Indigenous reconciliation, and community development. When he's not busy doing schoolwork, he loves to sing karaoke, ride his bike, and read a good book. 

John Elwood serves as a board member of Evangelical Environmental Network, works with the Presbyterian-related Creation Care Coalition, and publishes the Christian-environmental Clothesline Report blog.  He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. John and his wife Barbara live in Andover, NJ, where they founded Good Hand Farm, an organic produce co-op serving more than 700 members. John also manages investments for True North Management Group, a private equity firm he helped to found in 2003.

I'm currently going into my senior year at Calvin University, where I'm studying linguistics, anthropology, and international development. After graduation I hope to pursue a graduate degree in cultural anthropology and practice applied anthropology in the field of community development. I love learning about people, places, and cultures, and how they inform what it means to be human in God's creation. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, playing bass guitar, and reading Russian literature.

Paul Estabrooks is a storyteller, broadcaster, missionary. He has authored five books for Open Door International where he worked for 38 years. In 1981, he coordinated Project Pearl – the clandestine delivery of one million Chinese Bibles (232 tons) in one night on a beach in southern China. He and his bride of 54 years, Dianne, make their home in London, ON. They have three married children and eleven grandchildren.

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