Phileena Heuertz is the author of Pilgrimage of a Soul and a founding partner of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism. For nearly twenty years she and her husband, Chris, codirected an international nonprofit in more than seventy countries, building community among victims of human trafficking, survivors of HIV and AIDS, abandoned children, and child soldiers and war brides.
Spiritual director, yoga instructor, public speaker, retreat guide, and author, Phileena is passionate about spirituality and making the world a better place. She has led contemplative retreats for a number of faith communities, including Word Made Flesh, World Vision International, and Compassion International. In addition, she is sought after as a speaker at universities, seminaries, and conferences such as Q, Catalyst, Urbana, and the Center for Action and Contemplation. Phileena was also named an “Outstanding Alumni” by Asbury University and one of Outreach magazine’s “30 Emerging Influencers Reshaping Leadership.”
Dr. Storkey is a sociologist, philosopher and theologian who has held multiple university positions. She succeeded John Stott as the Executive Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. She served as the President of the UK aid and development agency Tear Fund for 17 years. She was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Kuyper Prize from Princeton Theological Seminary for excellence in reformed theology and public life.
Dr. Elizabeth “Lisa” Sung is a systematic theologian rooted in the Reformed tradition. In 2017, she was appointed to a two-year visiting research professorship at Mundelein Seminary (the largest Catholic seminary in North America) and her appointment requested by Pope Francis was aimed at helping the seminary community engage the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with depth and nuance.
Prior to her current position at Mundelein Seminary, Dr. Sung was Associate Professor in the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and before that was a vocational minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She is also a classically trained pianist.
Emily serves as a campus minister to Grad students and faculty at Colorado University - Boulder through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She recently became an ordained pastor in ECO, continuing to serve students. She lives with her husband Jon and son Owen in Erie, Colorado.
Jen Zamzow is a philosopher, a writer, and a mom to two little boys. She explores how we can overcome obstacles to our thinking and decision making so that we can live more meaningful, intentional, and connected lives. Jen lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and teaches ethics online for UCLA and Concordia University Irvine. She blogs about religion, politics, and parenting at jenzamzow.com.
Join us on Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 pm EDT for a live video conversation with Elaine Storkey as we wrap up our discussion of Scars Across Humanity. Click through to register and gain access to the conversation.
Conversation with Elaine Storkey
Join us for a live video conversation on Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 pm EDT with Elaine Storke