Vincent Bacote is an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College (IL). He is the author of The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life and The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper, and he has contributed to numerous other books. Dr. Bacote is also a regular columnist for Comment Magazine and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Christian Ethics. He resides in the Chicago area with his family.
Amy E. Black is Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College (IL). She earned her PhD in Political Science at MIT. A specialist in American government, her research interests include religion and politics, the Presidency, and Congress. She is a past president of Christians in Political Science and served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the office of Representative Melissa A. Hart.
Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks is Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July of 2019, he served for ten years as President of the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Brooks is a behavioral social scientist and prolific author. His latest book, Love Your Enemies, is a national bestseller. He was born in Seattle, WA and now lives in Newton, MA.
David French is the senior editor of The Dispatch, a political news and commentary publication. He is also a columnist for Time and the author of two books, including the forthcoming Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. Mr. French is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He lives and works in Franklin, TN.
Justin Giboney is the Co-Founder and President of the AND Campaign, which is a coalition of Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has also managed successful campaigns for elected officials and referendums relating to urban transportation and water infrastructure. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Mr. Giboney has written for publications such as Christianity Today and The Hill. He lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
Dominican House of Studies
Aquinas Guilbeau is the prior of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, where he also teaches moral theology. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), defending a dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of the common good. Fr. Guilbeau has also worked for various Catholic media, including Aleteia.org and EWTN Radio. He is a native of Louisiana.
The Trinity Forum
Cherie Harder serves as President of The Trinity Forum. Prior to joining The Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush. Ms. Harder has contributed articles to publications including Policy Review, Human Events, the Harvard Political Review, and various newspapers. She holds an Honors BA in Government from Harvard University and a post-graduate diploma in Literature from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where she was a Rotary Scholar.
Church of the Advent
Thomas Hinson is the rector of the Church of the Advent in Washington, DC. Prior to helping establish the church in 2007, he lived and worked in Boston, MA as a mental health counselor for underserved populations. Rev. Hinson attended Furman University and received an MDiv and an MA in counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is a native of North Carolina.
Town Board, Red Hook, NY
Sarah Imboden served on the Town Board in Red Hook, NY for four years, from 2016-2019. While on the Town Board, she promoted open government, strong community relationships, and environmental stewardship. Ms. Imboden previously worked as a journalist and editor for a local newspaper and as a researcher at the FDR Presidential Library. She studied history at Messiah University and also holds an MA in public policy from the University at Albany. Today, Ms. Imboden volunteers with several civic groups and continues her work as a grants officer in Red Hook where she lives with her family.
Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
Russell Moore is President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of America’s largest Protestant denomination. Dr. Moore is the author of several books, including Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel and The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.
Ben Sasse is a Republican U.S. Senator representing the state of Nebraska. Since joining Congress in 2015, he has served on the intelligence, judiciary, finance, and banking committees. Before that, Sen. Sasse worked as the President of Midland University and as a business consultant. He is also the author of two books: The Vanishing American Adult and Them. Sen. Sasse is a fifth-generation native of Nebraska and lives in the city of Fremont.
Tim Scott is a Republican U.S. Senator from South Carolina, a position he has served in since 2013. He was the creator of the Opportunity Zone legislation passed in the 2017 tax bill. In his work in Congress, he focuses on workforce development, education, and diversity issues. Before entering politics, Sen. Scott worked as an independent businessman. He was born in North Charleston, SC and currently attends Seacoast Church in the state capital.
Center for Public Justice
Stephanie Summers is the CEO of the Center for Public Justice, a non-partisan Christian think tank dedicated to advancing principled pluralist solutions to our country’s policy challenges. She is the co-author of a book, Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice, as well as a frequent speaker and moderator. Prior to her appointment at the Center, Ms. Summers spent 12 years with the CCO. She is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and now lives in Washington, DC.
Greg Thompson is a scholar, artist, writer, and producer whose work focuses on race and equity. He currently serves as Executive Director of Voices Underground, an initiative to promote the nationally significant story of the Underground Railroad in Southeast Pennsylvania. Dr. Thompson also works as a Research Fellow in African American Cultural Heritage at Lincoln University (HBCU). He received his PhD in The Theology, Ethics, and Culture program in the University of Virginia’s department of Religious Studies.
Faith & Law
Bill Wichterman contributes to Faith & Law, a community of congressional staffers and members of the U.S. Congress that meet regularly to think deeply about how faith should inform and impact public service. He is also a Senior Advisor in Covington & Burling LLP’s Public Policy practice. Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Wichterman served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and as the President’s personal liaison to the conservative movement. Before serving in the White House, he held a number of senior staff-level positions on Capitol Hill.
Ryan Patch works as a director, producer, writer, and story consultant on narrative, commercial, and documentary projects through his production company Storytellers Ink. Ryan attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has a Master’s in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London. His short film “The Offering” screened at the Palm Springs International ShortFest and was awarded Vimeo’s “Short of the Week.” Other narrative films include “Regulation,” “Ibrahim and the Dreamer,” which he directed in Africa with an all-indigenous cast, and “The Sheol Express,” a fantasy film about a train ride through the afterlife. Ryan also directs and produces feature documentaries, such as “If I Give My Soul,” a partnership with a sociologist exploring religious expression in the prisons of Rio de Janeiro; “The Sea In Between,” a grassroots music documentary starring indie music sensation Josh Garrels; and “Mama Rwanda,” about the power of women to rebuild Rwanda through entrepreneurship. You can learn more about Ryan’s work at www.storytellersink.net