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.
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)
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.”
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.
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.
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
Native American/Navajo worship, culture, and empowerment
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.