Mae Elise Cannon (Ph.D., University of California-Davis; M.A., Trinity International University; M.B.A., M.Div., North Park University) is senior director of advocacy and outreach for World Vision USA. A former pastor, Cannon is author of the Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for a Better World and Just Spirituality: How Faith Practices Fuel Social Action.
Lisa Sharon Harper (M.F.A., University of Southern California; L.S.M.A., Columbia University) is senior director of mobilization for Sojourners and the author of Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat and Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics. She serves on the board of Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A. and is co-founder and former executive director of New York Faith & Justice in New York City.
Troy Jackson is interim executive director of the AMOS Project, a Cincinnati faith-based organizing effort for racial justice, and co-founder and director of Ohio Prophetic Voices. Previously a long-term pastor at University Christian Church in Cincinnati, he is the author of Becoming King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader and editor of Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel in The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. project. He has an M.Div. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Kentucky.
Soong-Chan Rah (M.Div., D.Min, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.M, Harvard University) is Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. The author of The Next Evangelicalism and Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, Rah was formerly the founding Senior Pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused congregation in Boston.