Hugh Halter

Hugh Halter has been planting churches for 30 years. He’s been a key voice in the contemporary missional conversation having authored 10 books including The Tangible Kingdom, AND: the Gathered and Scattered Church, FLESH, and TK Primer. He now co-directs Brave Cities which is a consulting firm committed to equip, coach, and connect apostolic leaders…

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Noe Garcia

After attending East Texas Baptist University and receiving a B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Religion, Noe Garcia attended Golden Gate Seminary and received his M.Div. From there, he spent time on staff at Second Baptist Church of Houston, First Baptist Nashville, and as the College Pastor at Cross Church (Fayetteville, Arkansas) before becoming…

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David Anderson

Dr. David Anderson, founder and President of Gracism Global, is one of the world’s leading authorities on bridging the deep divides of race, faith, culture, and wealth. Known as the bridge-building voice in the Nation’s Capital, Anderson hosts the daily radio talk show “Real Talk with Dr. David Anderson” on WAVA (105.1 FM) – the…

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Arlynn Ellis

Arlynn Ellis is the founder and president of Acts of Hope (a 501c3 nonprofit organization). Together with her husband of more than twenty years, she is the parent of two sons, a passionate church planter, and licensed pastor of the Wesleyan Church. Arlynn has more than eighteen years of work experience in nonprofit management, and…

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Brooke Hempell

Brooke Hempell is SVP of Research for Pinkston, a strategic communications firm. She is active in racial justice and reconciliation work through several organizations in Atlanta, GA as well as nationally, and she co-hosts the podcast Race and Redemption. Brooke was formerly SVP of Research at Barna Group and led the Beyond Diversity study, the…

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Chuck Mingo

Chuck is the founder of Courageous Love (UNDIVIDED, Inc.), an organization built to unite and ignite people for racial justice through programming that takes participants through life-changing moments of racial healing. Through his passion for justice and racial reconciliation, Chuck has transformed a congregational training into a national movement with hub cities emerging throughout the…

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Dave Livermore

David Livermore, PhD (Michigan State University) is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books, including  Leading with Cultural Intelligence, Driven by Difference, and  Serving with Eyes Wide Open. His forthcoming book, Digital, Diverse & Divided, addresses one of the most pressing issues of our day–how to…

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Dennae Pierre

Dennae Pierre is co-Directors for the Crete Collective and leads the Surge Network in Arizona. She also serves as one of the Co-Directors for City to City North America. She has her MA from Covenant Theological Seminary and DMin from Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan). Dennae self-published her first book in 2020– Healing Prayers to…

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Derwin Gray

Dr. Derwin Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational church near Charlotte, North Carolina. Transformation Church has been recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in the United States. Pastor Derwin has been married to his wife, Vicki, for almost 30 years and has 2 adult children. He…

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