Carolyn B. Helsel teaches preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For more than a decade, she has helped white congregations talk about racism, working successfully with individual churches, small groups, retreats, and within academic guilds and conferences. She is the author of Anxious To Talk About It : Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism
Release date: March 26th, 2018
Carla Ewert, Co-Creator of She Is Called & Host of Holy Writ
Carla Ewert is a co-creator of the national conversation for women, She Is Called. She hosts the She Is Calledpodcast and Holy Writ podcast, and is a regular panelist on the Christian Feminist Podcast. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.
Through the lens of process theology, pyrotheology, and pop-culture, Mason seeks to expand on theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer's coccept of religionless Christianity by creating a religionless vision & structure for the present/future church -- one that fosters faith holistically, outside the constraints of institutionalized religion.
He is a youth worker at Solomon's Porch, Master of Divinity student, aspiring theologian, podcaster, writer, church innovator & contributor to "Theology Corner".
Release date: April 9th, 2018
Nadine Smith, Activist
Nadine Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Equality Florida the state's largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation andgender identity.
A former award-winning journalist turned organizer, Nadine was one of four national co-chairs of the 1993 March on Washington. She was part of the historic oval office meeting between then - President Clinton - the first such meeting between a sitting President and gay community leaders. She served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization.
She is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee, a Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee, and served on President Obama's National Finance Committee. In 2013, she was named one of the the state's "Most Powerful and Influential Women" by the Florida Diversity Council. She was also given the League of Women Voter's Woman of Distinction Award in 2015.
She lives in St. Petersburg with her wife Andrea and son Logan.
Release date: April 16th, 2018
Lisa Boeving-Learned, Writer + Political Candidate
Lisa spent 25 years with the Tampa Police Department as a trained child abuse and domestic violence investigator. She developed the Department's Sex Offender monitoring program, which was recognized by DOJ COPS Office as a best practice and became the model for departments throughout the country.
Lisa was one of the developers & instructors for the department's innovative domestic violence training, which sought to eliminate the "arrest only" response by increasing officer awareness of victimology. She served as a Field Training Officer and Field Training supervisor, child abuse investigator, sex crimes detective and finished my career as a street sergeant by choice in order to work in the community. My experiences and interest in understanding the underlying causes of crime led me to believe that bias and racism are not adequately acknowledged or addressed in law enforcement. She is currently running for the State House in Pennsylvania's 8th District.
Release date: April 30th, 2018
Rev. Dr. David N. Moore, Author
The Rev. Dr. David N. Moore, Jr. is the author of Making American Great Again: A Challenge To The Christian Community. He is also an ecumenical and passionate defender of the defenseless. He graudated from US Santa Barbara with a major in Communication Studies. He earned his Master's degree from St. Stephen's University in New Brunswick, Canada, and currently holds an appointment to adjunct faculty there, teaching Ancient Mediterranean History. He holds a Doctorate in Theology from the University of South Africa. David and his wife, Diane, live in Santa Barbara, California. They have five adult children.
Aisha Irvis, Co-Host
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Benjamin Tapper, Speaker, Writer, Advocate
Ben Tapper has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Manchester University, a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a master of divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. He serves as the faith formation coordinator for First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is actively involved in community engagement. Ben lives out his passion for inspiring and empowering people through public speaking, writing and teaching. He is a co-found of The Hear Me Project,an organization dedicated to created a safe place for dialogue and conversation.