Jason Tippetts is the widower of Kara Tippetts, who became a high-profile opponent of medically assisted suicide during her battle with cancer. He is the lead pastor of Westside Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact him through this online form.
M. Daniel Carroll Rodas is an Old Testament scholar at Denver University. He is the author of Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church and the Bible.
Mike Martin is founder and executive director of RAWtools, an organization that confronts gun violence by leading community dialogues and transforming guns into garden tools. He is also the co-author, along with Christian activist Shane Claiborne, of Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence, which will be published in March 2019.
Carl Chinn offers security training for churches and other faith-based organizations. He is the author of Evil Invades Sanctuary: The Case for Security in Faith-based Organizations.
Steve Berke is the founder of Elevation Ministries, which operates the International Church of Cannabis in Denver.
Sarah Scoles is a science journalist and former associate editor of Astronomy magazine. She is the author of Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. She is based in Denver.
First Unitarian Society of Denver is housing an undocumented immigrant in its basement. It maintains a page of information about the new sanctuary movement on its website. The Rev. Mike Morran is senior minister.
The Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition includes seven of Colorado’s faith communities working together to provide sanctuary. Two congregations host immigrants; five support their efforts. Member congregations are listed here. They work with the American Friends Service Committee. Media contact is Jennifer Piper.
Rebecca Dussault is a cross-country skier who competed for Team USA at the 2008 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. She is a Roman Catholic who now coaches and speaks from a position of faith. She can address the intersection of sports and faith and discuss how faith can support an athlete.