Dr Krish Kandiah
Dr Krish Kandiah

Dr Krish Kandiah

Dr Krish Kandiah is the founding director of Home for Good. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and seven children. He is an award winning author, an adopter, foster carer, activist for refugee resettlement and a theologian.
Lisa Sharon Harper
Lisa Sharon Harper

Lisa Sharon Harper

From Ferguson to New York to Germany and South Africa Ms. Harper leads trainings and helps mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us (launching online Fall 2017), a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by convening forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment, and common action toward a just world. Ms. Harper is the author of several books, including: Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican...or Democrat (The New Press, 2008), Left Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics (Elevate, 2011), Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Zondervan, 2014), and the critically acclaimed, The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong can be Made Right (Waterbrook, a division of Penguin Random House, 2016). The Very Good Gospel, recognized as the "2016 Book of the Year" by Englewood Review of Books, explores God’s intent for the wholeness of all relationships in light of today’s headlines. 

​Pastor Ray Minniecon
​Pastor Ray Minniecon

​Pastor Ray Minniecon

Pastor Ray Minniecon is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nation of South-East Queensland. Ray is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people with deep and abiding connections to the people of Ambrym Island. Pastor Ray has a BA in Theology from Murdoch University in Western Australia.  At Murdoch, Ray helped establish the Aboriginal Education Unit where he assisted in the founding of a graduate degree program in Aboriginal Studies. Ray assisted in developing the Aboriginal Employment Strategy for Murdoch University and assisted in developing the first Veterinary Studies for Aboriginal people. Ray is the father of three children he has two grandchildren. Ray loves writing, singing and song writing. He also loves music, sport, public speaking and travel.
Rev Joel Edwards
Rev Joel Edwards

Rev Joel Edwards

Rev Joel Edwards is a freelance broadcaster with the BBC, a writer, coach and international speaker on a wide range of areas including bible teaching, issues of justice, leadership, faith and society.  He is also currently a doctoral student with St John’s College, Durham where he is also visiting fellow.

Joel’s wide range of experiences includes 11 years as general director of the Evangelical Alliance UK and 10 years leadership in Micah Challenge International - a global faith based response to extreme poverty.

Currently, he is an honorary Canon at St Paul’s Cathedral, and Visiting Fellow at Spurgeon’s College. Joel has been awarded three honorary doctorates including St Andrews University.

He is married to Carol and they have two children and five grandchildren.

Jenny Yang
Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief where she provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions, representing the organization before the U.S. government and mobilizing churches on advocacy initiatives. She has worked in the refugee resettlement section of World Relief as the Senior Case Manager and East Asia Program Officer, where she focused on advocacy for refugees in the East Asia region and managed the entire refugee caseload for World Relief. Prior to World Relief, she worked at one of the largest political fundraising firms in Maryland managing fundraising and campaigning for local politicians. She is co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate and contributing author to three other books on faith, human dignity and migration. Jenny is an Assistant Professor at Kilns College in Bend, OR and serves as a Catalyst for the Freedom and Justice Network for the Lausanne Movement. She was named one of the “50 Women to Watch” by Christianity Today.
Dr Melba Maggay
Dr Melba Maggay

Dr Melba Maggay

Dr Melba Padilla Maggay is a writer, a social anthropologist and a specialist in intercultural communication.

She co-founded the Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture (ISACC) in 1978 as a response to the crisis posed by authoritarianism in the Philippines. For almost 40 years, ISACC has served as a conscientizing voice in politics and church-and- culture issues.

She has written numerous books and articles on social, cultural and theological issues and is an award-winning literary writer. Her book Transforming Society has been translated into Spanish, Arabic and Bahasa Indonesia. Her latest books Rise Up and Walk: Religion and Culture in Empowering the Poor and Global Kingdom, Global People: Living in a Multicultural World speak to issues surfaced by globalisation, such as mass migration, political religions and the massive increase of poverty in the world.

She is now the President of Micah Global. Currently, she is researching the South China Sea issue on a Taiwan Fellowship, and sits in the International Council of Interserve.
Anna Jane Joyner
Anna Jane Joyner

Anna Jane Joyner

Anna Jane Joyner is passionate about crafting stories and strategies that inspire non-traditional audiences to care about climate change. Her work has been featured by Rolling Stone, Glamour, MTV, The Associated Press, and more. Anna Jane's efforts to engage evangelicals - including her own father (a prominent pastor), was featured in Years of Living Dangerously, an Emmy-award winning Showtime series on the climate crisis. 

As a Senior Campaign Strategist at Purpose, Anna Jane led a team that harnessed social media to amplify Pope Francis’ call to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics - and all people of goodwill - to act on climate change. She also spearheaded a groundbreaking effort that utilized storytelling, film, key influencers, and savvy social media campaigning to test whether or not evangelical millennials are open to engaging on this issue (spoiler: they are indeed). Beyond faith communities, Anna Jane collaborated on Purpose campaigns that effectively targeted NASCAR enthusiasts, millennials, dog lovers, pop music fans, ski bums, Olympic athletes, military veterans, yogis, and more.     

Prior to joining Purpose, Anna Jane was the campaign lead at MountainTrue, an environmental non-profit in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (where she grew up). At MountainTrue she co-founded Asheville Beyond Coal, a campaign that succeeded in retiring Duke Energy’s Asheville Coal plant and garnered national praise. She also founded the Creation Care Alliance of Western NC, a network of congregations that inspire and equip people of faith to advocate on climate change.  

Anna Jane champions a strategic approach that marries great storytelling and creative content, new media, savvy audience targeting and analysis, rigorous political calculation, the right messengers, and boots on the ground. These days, she's a consultant who works with clients that share her devotion to saving our beloved world as well as an enthusiasm for taking an innovative and uncompromising path to getting there. 
​Melinda Tankard Reist
​Melinda Tankard Reist

​Melinda Tankard Reist

Melinda Tankard Reist is an author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls. She is author and editor of four books including Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls and Big Porn Inc: Exposing the harms of the global pornography industry

Melinda is a newspaper columnist and a regular guest on morning television, she has also appeared on ABC Q&A as well as many other TV and radio programs. Melinda is co-founder of the grassroots campaigning movement, Collective Shout, exposing corporations, advertisers and marketers who objectify women and sexualise girls to sell products and services.

Melinda is named in the Who’s Who of Australian Women and the World Who’s Who of Women. She is an ambassador for World Vision, Compassion and The Raise Foundation.
Eloise Wellings
Eloise Wellings

Eloise Wellings

Olympic athlete Eloise Wellings is passionate about athletics and helping those in poverty. Eloise’s personal faith motivates her running career and her humanitarian work in Northern Uganda and her genuine desire to make a difference to the lives of others. Eloise met Ugandan Olympian and former-child soldier Julius Achon while recovering from a stress fracture before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They founded the Love Mercy Foundation in Sydney in 2010 and embarked on two life changing programs, the Kristina Health Centre, a medical facility in a remote village, and Cents for Seeds, a microloan agriculture program.
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