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Priya Andrade is a member of the Christian Reformed Church's Canadian Indigenous Ministry Committee (CIMC), a committee of CRC members from across Canada who provide lay leadership to the CRC on Indigenous justice and reconciliation. Priya is a Goan-Canadian mother, emerging artist, and Do Justice columnist. She serves as elder at All Nations CRC in Halifax and strongly believes that our personal welfare is intrinsically intertwined with others, a message she seeks to spread this message through art. Priya intersects her experience on CIMC with her art practice and work with children and youth in Nova Scotia. You can follow her practices on Instagram at @rednsmountain.

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.

Colin Conrad is a member of the CRCNA's Committee for Contact with the Government (CCG), the supporting committee of the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, where he focuses on climate action and theology. He is also an Assistant Professor in Information Management at Dalhousie University and a member of All Nations Christian Reformed Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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. 

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.

Terry is Mi’kmaq / Acadian. He and his wife Bev are in their 49th year of marriage. They have three adult children – twin daughters and one son. He is the founding chair and current Director of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community (NAIITS). 

Terry holds a PhD from Asbury Theological Seminary, specializing in Theology and Anthropology. He serves as adjunct professor at Acadia Divinity College, Sioux Falls Seminary, the University of Divinity in Melbourne, and Tyndale University College and Seminary. Terry has over 42 years of Indigenous community-based experience as an educator in theology, cultural anthropology, and community development practice. 

Terry has won several awards for his varied writings. In 2010, for his work on the creation of NAIITS, Terry became the 28th recipient of the Dr. E.H. Johnson Memorial Award for Innovation in Mission. In 2015 Terry was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Acadia University. In 2019, Terry was awarded a second honorary Doctor of Divinity from Knox College at the University of Toronto, where he also presented the Founders Convocation 175th anniversary lecture.

Janice Moro is Principal and Founder of Imagination Health and Wellness.  She holds an MBA, is a Registered Social Worker (RSW), a Certified Fundraising Executive and a Certified Human Resource Leader.  Janice also holds post-graduate training in project management and sales and has over 25 years of senior management leadership experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Janice’s current focus is gender-based-violence and she is passionate about women's leadership.  She is currently Interim Executive Director of Restorations Second Stage Homes, which provides safe housing and wrap-around supports to women and girls fleeing human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in Ontario. Janice is an international conference speaker and has facilitated women’s leadership development training nationally and in South Africa and Ecuador.  Janice is an active member of King’s Community Church in Oakville ON where she lives and raises her two teenage children.

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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