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.
Betsy Bohlen is the chief operating officer for the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Rev. Aaron Damiani is head pastor of Immanuel Anglican Church in Chicago. He founded the church with his wife, Laura.
Daniel Yang directs the Send Institute, a think tank focused on church planting in the North American context. The Send Institute is based at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. Arrange an interview with Yang by filling out the contact form on his website.
Matt Bernico is an assistant professor of communication and media studies at Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. He co-hosts “The Magnificast,” a podcast on Christianity and leftist politics.
Kevin Singer is co-director of Neighborly Faith, which aims to bridge divides between young evangelicals and Muslims. He also teaches world religion at two community colleges in Illinois and he has planted two churches with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Wendy McCormick directs the southwest regional office for the Center for Congregations in Evansville, Indiana, and specializes in helping congregations engage young members. She is also an ordained Presbyterian pastor.
Alyssa Gorenberg is a program coordinator for Moishe House Without Walls, an initiative aimed at strengthening Jewish young adults’ community connections. She previously led young adult programming for the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit.
Stephen Asma is a philosophy professor at Columbia College Chicago. He has written about millennials embracing the “magical thinking” of organized religion while not taking advantage of the social benefits.