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Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon is the executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, CNN, Chicago Tribune, Christianity Today, Leadership Magazine, The Christian Post, Jerusalem Post, EU Parliament Magazine, Huffington Post, and other international media outlets.

Jeremiah Damir Bašurić is a Pastor at mosaicHouse Church, a multi-cultural Reformed church plant in Edmonton. He also educates the general public on the issues of poverty and homelessness as a Community Engagement Coordinator at an organization called The Mustard Seed. Jeremiah has also studied Environmental Studies at the King’s University and desires to see God’s kingdom invade all creation. From his Croatian father he has developed a love for soccer. From his Filipino mother he has developed a love for singing. When he is not eating Filipino food or playing music, you can find him hiking in the mountains with his Canadian-Dutch-Frisian wife Sarah, who is a registered nurse. 

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.

Richard Killmer works with the Climate Witness Project for the Office of Social Justice of the CRCNA. He is a retired Presbyterian minister and has worked for various national denominations and ecumenical organizations, including founding or co-founding Shoulder to Shoulder, the Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light, and the Muslim-Christian Initiative on the Nuclear Weapons Danger. He received the Climate Protection award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency during the Bush Administration for his work while at the National Council of Churches. Mr. Killmer and his late wife, Dr. Margaret Killmer, were married for almost 49 years and are parents of four daughters: Karin, Candace, Megan and Holly.

Rev. Dr. Hyung Jin Kim Sun, a.k.a Pablo serves as Senior Leader for Anti-Racism and Intercultural Conciliation for CRCNA. With his wife, Jinah Im, who is a registered social worker, and his daughter Loa, Pablo reflects on how to live as a disciple of Jesus amidst the intersection of multiple identities: Korean, Paraguayan, scholar, pastor, immigrant, and Christian in Turtle Island. He is also the author of "Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them? 

 

Jennifer Lucking is the Executive Director of Restorations Second Stage Homes; her position is funded in partnership with RCA Global Mission. Located in Burlington, Ontario, Restorations exists to support Survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking by providing long-term residential housing, survivor-led peer programming, and holistic care. In Jennifer’s spare time, she loves reading good books, drinking strong coffee, and singing musicals with her family while driving or having a kitchen dance party. 

Agnes Mastin is a member of the Christian Reformed Church's Heart’s Exchanged Initiative, a journey designed to equip Reformed Christians to engage with Indigenous people as neighbours and fellow image bearers. Agnes is a student at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta, the founder and director of IndigenousChristian.org, and new columnist at Do Justice. Born to the Tse’khene Nation of McLeod Lake, BC. Agnes came to Christ in the early 2000s and immediately began her journey to find where her culture and Christian faith can meet. Agnes believes that the Triune God is bigger than culture and loves to be worshiped and served in all kinds of ways by people wearing different clothes and hair styles, speaking different languages and playing different instruments. God is bigger than culture and created people of different cultures because he loves diversity in all things. Agnes invites you to walk with her as she shares the findings of her journey into contextualized Christianity.

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.

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. 

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.

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