Shannon Johnson Kershner

The Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner is lead pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. She previously served as a member of the strategy team for NEXT Church, an initiative that encourages Presbyterian pastors to help plan for the denomination’s future.

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Jason Micheli

The Rev. Jason Micheli is the head pastor of Annandale United Methodist Church in Virginia. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, his church revamped its mission center programming to keep volunteers and clients safe.

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Stephen Tilley

The Rev. Stephen Tilley leads Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Draper, Utah. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while his church building is shut down, he is hearing people’s confessions from his Jeep.

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Walter Kim

The Rev. Walter Kim is president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Josh Ellis

The Rev. Josh Ellis is the executive director of the Union Baptist Association in Houston and an ordained Baptist pastor.

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Josh Williams

Josh Williams is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He researches how religion influences people’s views on vaccines.

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Bob Fu

Bob Fu is the founder and president of China Aid, an organization working to raise awareness of religious persecution in China.

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Michael Sobolik

Michael Sobolik is a fellow in Indo-Pacific studies for the American Foreign Policy Council. He specializes in U.S.-China relations and has written about persecution of Uighur Muslims.

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