Michael Bayer is the director of evangelization and adult formation at St. Clement Parish in Chicago. He often tweets about the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, sharing his perspective as a lay leader.
Matthew Soerens is the U.S. director of church mobilization for World Relief and national coordinator for Evangelical Immigration Table. He is the the co-author of Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis and Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate.
The Thomas More Society is a Chicago-based not-for-profit, national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family and religious liberty. Special counsel Peter Breen testified before the Indiana House of Representatives in 2015 on behalf of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. For interview requests, contact Tom Ciesielka.
Neal Denton is the chief government affairs officer for the YMCA. He previously served as the senior vice president for government relations and strategic partnerships for the American National Red Cross.
Lea F. Schweitz is an associate professor of systematic theology and religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She also directs the Zygon Center for Religion and Science.
Anna Case-Winters is a theology professor at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, where she’s taught on the relationship between religion and science. She’s also an ordained Presbyterian minister.
Robin Fretwell Wilson is director of the Family Law and Policy Program and Epstein Health Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois College of Law, where she also teaches. Her latest book, released in 2018, is The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law.
Jamie Aten is founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College. He is a founding signer of the Prayers and Action petition, which calls on the evangelical Christian community to do more to address gun violence.
The Rev. Al Sharp is the executive director of Clergy for a New Drug Policy.