Eric Ferris

Eric Ferris (ridetheferrishweel.com) has served at several influential churches and currently serves as Executive Pastor at Christ Community Church (ccclife.org) in the Chicago suburbs. Eric is known for his love for the local church, bringing clarity in complexity, and a straightforward approach to life and ministry.  He is currently leading through his second homogenous church…

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Jason Best

Jason Best is the Worship Pastor at LIFEGATE, a rapidly growing inter-cultural and inter-generational church community in Denver, CO. Working under and learning from Lead Pastor Nirup Alphonse, Jason is helping the worship ministry of LIFEGATE celebrate the diversity of God’s kingdom and facilitate a culture of worship reflective of that reality. Based on Jason’s…

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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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Graham McKeague

Graham McKeague is a certified Cultural Intelligence (CQ®) facilitator focused on providing CQ training for churches and nonprofit organizations. He has over 12 years of experience in higher education leadership including dean of the professional & graduate studies division of Cornerstone University. For the past 8 years Graham has taught intercultural ministry courses at Grand Rapids…

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Troy Jackson

Community organizer, leader and writer, Troy has been with UNDIVIDED since its founding. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and earned a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Kentucky. Troy’s book Becoming King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader (The University Press of Kentucky, 2008) explores…

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Joy Kirkland

Joy Kirkland is passionate about facilitating Gospel-centered responses to the sex and labor exploitation of immigrants and refugees in Europe and the role that local intercultural churches have in bringing justice and mercy to diverse European cities. Joy and her family have been living in Athens, Greece since 2012, where she serves as a trauma…

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Carol Gray

Carol Mueller Gray is a master’s level social worker living in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Carol and her husband Amos founded a non-profit organization for the youth of Hot Springs called High Impact Movement, Inc. Carol actively co-chairs the Unity Coalition of Garland County. She also serves as a faculty member at National Park College, teaching…

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Ikki Soma

Ikki Soma is the lead pastor of Bayou City Fellowship at Spring Branch in Houston, Texas. For nearly a decade, he pastored City of Refuge Church in Houston, Texas, one of the most diverse churches in America. He is also a team chaplain for the Houston Rockets and he is the co-host of the Inside…

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Steve Ross

Steve Ross is the Urban & Diversity Content Strategist for Acts 29 and serves as Lead Pastor at Arise, a multiethnic church in Ventura, CA. Steve is passionate about discipleship and mission, and loves shepherding the church toward unity in diversity. He has been married to his lifelong best friend Jamie for 21 years. They’re blessed to…

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Fraser Venter

Rev. Dr. Fraser Venter is the Free Methodist Strategic Catalyst for Love-Driven Justice . A position that serves and encourages the FMCUSA Conferences, Churches, Networks, Pastors, and Leaders to know and demonstrate God’s heart for Justice. Recently Fraser was the Lead Pastor of Cucamonga Christian Fellowship for 25 years, a multi-site and multi-lingual congregation. In addition…

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