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.
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.
Karen Swanson is the director of Wheaton College’s Institute for Prison Ministries. For media requests, contact the college’s media relations office.
Kathleen Belew, a history professor at the University of Chicago, is the author of “Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America.”
The Rev. Amy Ziettlow is pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Decatur, Illinois. She has written on family leave policies, including those that cover elder care, for The Atlantic, The Christian Century and other publications.
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.