Kate Bowler

Kate Bowler is an associate professor of the history of American Christianity at Duke Divinity School. Her latest book, The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities, explores how evangelical women build successful ministry careers despite being barred from the pulpit.

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JR Woodward

JR Woodward is the national director of the V3 Movement, an organization that prepares church planters to launch new faith communities. He previously led churches in Virginia and Los Angeles.

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AJ Smith

AJ Smith is the lead pastor of Restoration Church in Philadelphia. His efforts to launch the congregation were featured on season eight of the “StartUp” podcast.

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Elizabeth D. Rios

The Rev. Elizabeth D. Rios is the board chairwoman and vice president of Plant 4 Harvest, an organization that trains church planters and urban missionaries. She is an expert on church planting within the Latino community.

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Kevin Haah

The Rev. Kevin Haah is the lead pastor of New City Church of Los Angeles. He teaches courses on church planting at Fuller Seminary.

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Bethany McKinney Fox

The Rev. Bethany McKinney Fox is a disability rights activist who leads a church start-up, Beloved Everybody Church, that’s ability inclusive. She co-hosts “Start in LA,” a podcast about what it’s like to launch new faith communities in Los Angeles.

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