Eric D. Barreto

Eric Barreto is an associate professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. Among works he has authored, Barreto has written on ethnicity and race and their intersection with the Bible. He also contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.  

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Anita C. Hill

Anita C. Hill is an ELCA minister and regional coordinator for the Midwest for ReconcilingWorks: Lutheran for Full Inclusion. She works with Lutheran congregations and individuals in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to be fully inclusive of LGBT people. She lives in the St. Paul, Minn., area.

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Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ USA

Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ USA is a national Christian ministry that partners with local churches in the U.S. to focus on youth. The national office is in Dillon, Colo., but there are offices all around the nation, which it breaks down into four regions. The ministry has overseas branches in New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, […]

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Christians for Biblical Equality

Christians for Biblical Equality promotes “gift-based” rather than gender-based ministry. In 2007 the organization compiled a report of the positions of most American denominations on women in leadership positions. Mimi Haddad is president. The group is based in Minneapolis.

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Kristen Capel

Kristen Capel is the lead pastor at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minn., one of the largest Lutheran congregations in the U.S. Read a Sept. 22, 2011, story from the Metro Lutheran about the importance of her appointment.

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Shelly Christensen

Shelly Christensen is program manager for the Minneapolis Jewish Community Inclusion Program for People with Disabilities. She is the author of a community guide to inclusion.

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Sally Peters

Sally Peters is director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. In July 2011, she led a session on vocation in contemporary life at Princeton Theological Seminary’s conference “Perspectives on Vocation for the 21st Century.”

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Thia Cooper

Thia Cooper is associate professor of religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and the author of Controversies in Political Theology: Development or Liberation?

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Robert Vischer

Robert Vischer is dean and professor of law at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. His research interests explore the intersection of law, religion and public policy, and his books include Conscience and the Common Good: Reclaiming the Space Between Person and State.

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