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Michael R. Maude

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.

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William Lindsey

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.

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Laurie M. Johnson

Laurie M. Johnson is a political science professor at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., where she teaches a course on religion and politics.

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Dale R. Herspring

Dale R. Herspring is a political science professor emeritus at Kansas State University in Manhattan. He is an expert on the military and society.

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Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network

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.

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Heidi Unruh

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.

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Jennifer Weber

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.”

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