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Mark A. Granquist

Mark A. Granquist is an associate professor of church history at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He was an editor of Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions and is the author of Lutherans in America: A New History. He is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

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Joanna Reiling Lindell

Joanna Reiling Lindell is the curator of Thrivent Financial’s 1,100-piece collection of religious art in Minneapolis. Thrivent routinely exhibits pieces from its collection in the company’s Minneapolis office.

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Center for Earth Spirituality

The Center for Earth Spirituality is a ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato, Minn. The center promotes awareness and ways of living that support the interdependence of all life. Contact is Lisa Coons.

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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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