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  • Mark D Roberts Dr. Mark D. Roberts is the executive director for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. In this role, Mark is responsible for the mission, strategic direction, and operations of the Center. He also provides resources for the Center’s work as the principal writer of the "Life for Leaders" daily devotional and as a major contributor to the "Insights for Leaders" blog of the De Pree Center. Previously Mark was the Executive Director of Digital Media and Senior Director of the Laity Lodge retreat center. Earlier, he served as the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Southern California. He studied at Harvard University, where he received a PhD in New Testament and Christian Origins. He has been an adjunct professor for Fuller Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. Mark has written several books, including Can We Trust the Gospels? (Crossway, 2007) and Ephesians in The Story of God Commentary series (Zondervan Academic, 2016). (Source:; photo:
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  • Jan L Richardson Jan is an artist, writer, and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC, and has traveled widely as a retreat leader and conference speaker. With work described by the Chicago Tribune as “breathtaking,” she has attracted an international audience drawn to the spaces of welcome, imagination, and solace that she creates in both word and image. Jan’s books include The Cure for Sorrow, Night Visions, In the Sanctuary of Women, and the recently released Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life. (Source:; photo:
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  • Ronald Rolheiser Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He is a theologian, professor, award-winning author, and serves as president of the Oblate School of Theology. He holds Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Ottawa and Newman Theological College Edmonton and Master’s degrees from the University of San Francisco and University of Louvain, Belgium along with a PhD/STD from the University of Louvain. Apart from his academic knowledge in systematic theology and philosophy, he has become a popular speaker in contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular world. He writes a weekly column that is carried in over 70 newspapers around the world. His experience spans from: Teacher of philosophy, Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Member of OMI General Council; community-builder, lecturer and writer. (Source:; photo:
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  • Anthony Robinson Tony is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. He is the author of thirteen books, including the best-selling Transforming Congregational Culture and the award-winning What’s Theology Got To Do With It: Convictions, Vitality and the Church. He is a frequent contributor to The Christian Century as well as other publications. He writes for the “The Daily Devotional” of the United Church of Christ. He has served four congregations, most recently Seattle’s Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC. Tony has taught at Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Vancouver School of Theology, Emmanuel College (University of Toronto), Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Andover Newton Theological School among others. He has lectured at Princeton Theological Seminary, Brite Divinty School, Eden Theological Seminary, and Pacific School of Religion, among others. He has spoken widely at church and clergy conferences throughout the U.S., Canada and in New Zealand. (Source:; photo:
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  • Debra Rienstra Debra Rienstra is professor of English at Calvin University, where she has taught since 1996, specializing in early British literature and creative writing. She is the author of three books—on motherhood, spirituality, and worship—and numerous essays and poems. Her literary essays have appeared in Rock & Sling, The Examined Life Journal, and Aethlon, among other places. She writes bi-weekly for The Twelve, an online magazine connected with The Reformed Journal, writing about spirituality, pop culture, the church, the arts, higher ed, and more. (Source and photo:
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  • Paul Ryan Paul Ryan is the Worship Pastor [at Calvin University] and a staff member of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Paul is a graduate of Indiana University School of Music (BM, vocal performance) and Calvin Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM) and is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. (source and photo:
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  • Deidra Riggs Deidra Riggs is JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion) Coach. She is the author of Every Little Thing and One: Unity in a Divided World. Her most recent project is the ebook, “30 Days to Being Actively Anti-Racist on Social Media.” She is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and works with individuals, faith communities, organizations, companies, and groups to help identify opportunities for growth in their anti-racist and intercultural journeys. She lives in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
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  • Nicole M Roccas Dr. Nicole Roccas is a communications professional who has worked in both academic and nonprofit environments. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College (University of Toronto). Nicole has been a contributor to Ancient Faith Radio since 2015 as host of the Time Eternal podcast and blog. Since 2019, she and her husband Basil have produced the Help My Unbelief Podcast. Her first book is Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2017), which explores the relationship between human perceptions of time and the spiritual sickness of acedia. She has her PhD in History from the University of Cincinnati and attends Holy Myrrhbearers Orthodox Mission in downtown Toronto. (Source and photo:
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