The Voices

The Voices

Aaron Graham

Aaron serves as lead pastor of The District Church in the heart of our nation’s capital. The District Church is a rapidly expanding church with a commitment to grow and multiply leaders who have a heart for the city.siology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership – pastoral, organizational, city
  • Urban church planting
  • Community organizing
  • Urban ministry
  • Spiritual awakenings
  • Social reform

Adam Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor currently serves as the vice president of advocacy at World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Domestic and global poverty
  • Faith and politics
  • Social movements (i.e. civil rights and anti-apartheid)
  • Global human rights
  • U.S. foreign policy

Alexie Torres-Fleming

Growing up in the Bronx, Alexie Torres-Fleming watched her borough burn. As a little girl perched on the ledge of her ninth floor window in the Bronx River Public Housing Projects, she witnessed the fires that led to the devastation of the South Bronx in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Areas of Expertise

  • Faith and social justice
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Youth faith and justice formation
  • Environmental justice
  • Poverty

Chris LaTondresse

Chris LaTondresse leverages his talents as a communicator, connector, and strategist to help world-changing organizations—from Minnesota to the Mississippi Delta, from East Africa to Eastern Europe to the Middle East—connect the dots between youth culture, faith-inspired activism, and advancing the common good.

Areas of Expertise

  • Evangelical history
  • Millennial generation studies
  • U.S. politics
  • Communications/public relations
  • Web strategy

Eugene Cho

Eugene is the founder and lead pastor of Quest Church—an urban, multicultural, and multigenerational church in Seattle—and also the founder and executive director of Q Café—an innovative, nonprofit community cafe and music venue. Eugene and his wife Minhee are also the founders of One Day’s Wages (ODW)—”a new movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Biblical justice
  • Faith and race
  • Nonprofits

Kathy KyoungAh Khang

Kathy KyoungAh Khang is currently serving as a regional multiethnic ministries director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)/USA. Kathy is one of the authors of More Than Serving Tea (InterVarsity Press, 2006), and she continues to write on her personal blog More than Serving Tea.

 Areas of Expertise:

  • The convergence of faith, gender, and ethnicity in Christianity
  • Sexual ethics
  • Women in the Bible
  • Leadership and power
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism

Leroy Barber

Leroy Barber has dedicated more than 20 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living out what Dr. King called “the beloved community.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Urban issues
  • Race relations
  • Missions
  • Community
  • Poverty

Lisa Sharon Harper

Lisa Sharon Harper, Sojourners’ director of mobilizing, was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice—an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City. In that capacity, she helped establish Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Shalom
  • Systemic justice
  • Racial reconciliation
  • Immigration reform
  • Environmental justice
  • Personal wholeness

Lyndsay Moseley

Lyndsay Moseley is director of advocacy for the American Lung Association’s Healthy Air Campaign. Lyndsay has a decade of experience in climate, energy, and air pollution policy and working at the intersection of faith, public health, and environmental concerns.

Areas of Expertise

  • Creation care and environmental stewardship
  • Energy and environmental health policy
  • Advocacy
  • Vocational discernment
  • Forgiveness and reconciliation

Mark Charles

Mark Charles is a speaker, writer, and consultant from Fort Defiance, Ariz., located on the Navajo Reservation. The son of an American woman of Dutch heritage and a Navajo man, Mark seeks to understand the complexities of American history regarding race, culture, and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and reconciliation for the nation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Gospel of Mark
  • Racial reconciliation
  • Native American/Navajo worship, culture, and empowerment
  • Diversity
  • Time perception

Mayra Lopez-Humphreys

Dr. Mayra Lopez-Humphreys is a native New Yorker, professor, and pastor with more than 16 years of community engagement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity
  • Anti-oppression practices
  • Social action
  • Policy advocacy
  • Coalition building
  • Urban issues
  • Spiritual disciplines
Onleilove Alston

Onleilove Alston

Onleilove Alston is a community organizer, speaker and writer living in Harlem. Born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn she has witnessed first-hand the effects of injustice as well as the wisdom of those at the margins of society. Her conversion did not just save her soul but her life from the effects of injustice and inspires her to work for the realization of Isaiah 61 when the devastated communities will be rebuilt by the oppressed. Her first book Incidents in the Life of A Saved Girl : A Journey to Wholeness will be released in the Fall 2013.

Areas of Expertise

  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign
  • Lessons from Jesus and Dr. King for poor people’s organizing today
  • Spirituality and social work
  • Race and intentional communities
  • Food justice for holistic health

Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander (Ph.D, Baylor University) is professor of theology, social ethics, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University and the co-president-elect for Evangelicals for Social Action.

Areas of Expertise

 

  • Nonviolence
  • Peacemaking
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Liberation theologies
  • Global pentecostalisms
  • Genders and sexualities
  • Palestine & Israel

Peggy Flanagan

Peggy Flanagan is a dynamic trainer, teacher, and community and political organizer with more than 10 years of experience in the progressive movement. She is enrolled in the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and is an urban Indian from the great city of Minneapolis. Her vocation is to ensure that Native American people are heard within all aspects of civic engagement: community organizing, electoral politics, and the creation of public policy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Community organizing
  • Native American civic engagement
  • Electoral politics

Phil Jackson

Phil is the founder and lead pastor of the House Covenant Church (The House)—Chicago’s first Christ-centered, hip-hop worship service reaching people every Saturday. He also serves as an associate pastor for Lawndale Community Church (LCC) on the west side of Chicago.

Areas of Expertise

  • Youth empowerment and faith
  • Kingdom of God
  • Evangelism
  • Social justice
  • Hip Hop
  • The arts for the Kingdom or social impact

Soong-Chan Rah

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson associate professor of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago and the author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP Books, 2009) and Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church (Moody, 2010).

Areas of Expertise

  • Racial justice
  • Social justice
  • Suffering theology
  • Evangelism and justice
  • Evangelicalism

Tim King

Tim King is Chief Communications Officer at Sojourners. Tim is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago, with degrees in both theology and philosophy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Faith and politics
  • Young adult evangelicals
  • Community organizing
  • Communications strategies
  • Social justice theology

Troy Jackson

Troy Jackson has served as senior pastor of University Christian Church (UCC) in Cincinnati, Ohio for 15 years. UCC is a part of the Christian Community Development Association, a network of churches and organizations working to reshape urban neighborhoods. Under Troy’s leadership, UCC established Rohs Street Café, a seven-day-a-week community coffee shop committed to community engagement, the arts, and social justice.

Areas of expertise

  • Civil rights history
  • Social justice
  • Faith and politics
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Immigration (biblically and historically)
  • Labor rights