Michael R. Maude is president of Partners in Philanthropy in Lawrence, Kan., which looks to increase fundraising and organizational effectiveness through fundraising consultation, strategic planning and executive coaching.
William Lindsey is an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. While a professor at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark., he co-edited Religion and Public Life in the Southern Crossroads: Showdown States.
Laurie M. Johnson is a political science professor at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., where she teaches a course on religion and politics.
Dale R. Herspring is a political science professor emeritus at Kansas State University in Manhattan. He is an expert on the military and society.
Patricia Beattie Jung is chair and professor of theology at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. She is an expert on Catholic feminism and sexuality.
Amanda Waters is the press officer for the Salvation Army’s Kansas and Western Missouri Division.
The Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network is a nonprofit coalition of congregations in Johnson County, Kansas that provides services to homeless families. They are affiliated with Family Promise. Vicki L. Dercher is the executive director.
Heidi Unruh is director of the Congregations, Community Outreach and Leadership Development Project and staff associate with Evangelicals for Social Action. She is co-editor of Hope for Children in Poverty: Profiles and Possibilities and co-author of Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministries. She lives in Hutchison, Kan.
Jennifer Weber is an assistant professor of history at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where she specializes in the Civil War. She was part of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s speakers bureau and offers a lecture titled “Lincoln and Religion.”