The Rev. Meredith Mills leads Gastrochurch, a worshipping community built around shared meals and spiritual discussions. She is an ordained United Methodist pastor.
The Rev. Sean Steele leads St. Isidore Episcopal Church in Houston. His community has redefined what it means to be a church. Rather than focus on a shared space and traditional rituals, members split their time and resources between a variety of ministries, like Taco Church, Laundry Love and Pub Theology.
Erik Dane is an associate professor of management at Rice University. He specializes in the study of organizational behavior and has researched the effectiveness of workplace mindfulness programs.
The Rev. Rob Renfroe is pastor of discipleship at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in The Woodlands, Texas. He’s also president of Good News, an organization advocating for the denomination to keep its current policies on human sexuality.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo is metropolitan archbishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Contact through Jo Ann Zuniga.
Imam Omar Suleiman is founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University. He is an immigration rights activist and has been arrested at protests.
Sister Norma Pimentel is the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. She advocates for immigrant rights and cares for men and women along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Katy Perkins is a social worker in Dallas who specializes in adoption, domestic violence, LGBT issues and peace building. In 2017, as the Texas Legislature considered new regulations related to adoption, religion and same-sex couples, she co-wrote an article on the danger of allowing foster parents to force their religion on children.
The Rev. Frank Pomeroy is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. He was away from his congregation when a gunman entered the church and killed 25 people.