Angela Denker, a veteran journalist and Lutheran pastor, is author of Red State Christians: A Journey Into White Christian Nationalism and the Wreckage It Leaves Behind.
Abraham Piper, son of Reformed theologian John Piper, is an artist in Minneapolis who has a marked social media presence where he processes a variety of topics, from critiques of American evangelicalism to leaving religion altogether.
Micah J. Murray is a self-styled “minister of deconstruction” who hosts the “Existential Happy Hour” podcast and is an M.Div. student at United Theological Seminary. Contact through his website.
Keith Ellison is the attorney general of Minnesota and the first African American and first Muslim to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota. In March 2021, Ellison co-authored a USA Today column titled “Stand together to fight anti-Asian hate. We all have a stake in a more inclusive America.”
Judy Halper is the board chair of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and the CEO of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis.
Andi Egbert is a senior research associate at APM Research Lab. Through its ongoing Color of Coronavirus project, the research lab is analyzing the inequalities among COVID-19 deaths. Send interview requests to Kelly Reller.
Pauline Boss is a professor emeritus of family social science at the University of Minnesota. She is also an author and wrote Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief. Contact Julie Michener to set up interviews.
The Rev. Devon Anderson is rector of Trinity Excelsior Episcopal Church in Excelsior, Minnesota. She serves as chairwoman of an Episcopal Church task force on paid family leave.
John Grabenstein is the associate director for scientific communications for the Immunization Action Coalition. He is the author of a 2013 review of religious teachings related to vaccines.