David Schuck is a rabbi at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle, New York. He also is an adjunct lecturer in the Jewish Theological Seminary’s professional and pastoral skills department of the rabbinical school.
The Rev. Jon A. Overvold is the president of the board of directors for the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is the manager of pastoral care and education at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Overvold is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Imam Saad Jalloh is the spiritual leader of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. Throughout the pandemic, he has offered support for those caring for the sick and dying at local hospitals.
Michael Hebb is the founder of Death Over Dinner, an organization that encourages people to discuss death with family and friends. He also launched the End of Life Collective, an online resource that connects people to death and dying experts and providers.
Laurie Garber-Amram is a grief and mental health specialist at JCFS Chicago. She is also a Jewish mindfulness meditation instructor, who received her certification through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Contact Pam Austin for media inquiries.
Brent Beavers is the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program Coordinator at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. He also served as a Buddhist hospital chaplain in the San Francisco Bay Area amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rev. Jason Lyndon is the pastor at Second Unitarian Church of Chicago. In March, Lyndon joined other faith leaders outside the Cook County Jail to pray for the early release of prisoners amid the pandemic.
Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Gilliard also wrote Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores.