Amy Whisenand is a ThD candidate in New Testament at Duke Divinity School. Her research focuses on the role of singing in moral formation according to the letter to the Colossians. Before coming to Duke, she studied for her BA at Whitworth University, taught English at a vocational school in Germany on a Fulbright grant, and completed her MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Amy is a working on her PhD in genetics at Duke University. Her research focuses on how genes and environment affect an animal’s ability to endure stressful conditions. She is originally from Georgia, where she graduated from the University of Georgia (and will always cheer on the Dawgs).
Cindy Bunch is associate publisher and director of editorial at InterVarsity Press where she has worked for more than thirty years. She holds an MA in theological studies from Northern Seminary and completed her spiritual direction training at North Park Seminary. Currently, she is working on a book titled Be Kind to Yourself due out in the summer of 2020 from InterVarsity Press.
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 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.