Sarah Brooks is a full time student and CBE chapter leader at Southeastern University pursuing her BS in practical theology. She plans to be a full-time minister when she graduates. In the meantime, she is currently the youth pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Auburndale, Florida. Sarah will be a panelist discussing intergenerational egalitarians.
Austin Channing Brown is a resident director and multicultural liaison at Calvin College. She manages a dormitory for 240 students, actively participating in their development as students and leaders. Prior to this position, Austin worked in Chicago, focusing on racial reconciliation and socioeconomic understanding. She earned a bachelor’s degree from North Park University and a master’s degree in social justice from Marygrove College. She writes on a personal blog at austinchanning.com and is a regular contributor for Today’s Christian Woman.
Dr. Mimi Haddad is president of Christians for Biblical Equality. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Summa cum Laude). She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University Of Durham, England. Haddad is a founding member of the Evangelicals and Gender Study Group at the Evangelical Theological Society. Mimi will be giving a workshop on developing a theology of abolition.
Rev. Dr. Young Lee Hertig is an ordained Presbyterian clergy and is co-founder and the executive director of Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC). She also founded Asian American Women On Leadership (AAWOL) under ISAAC and mentored Asian American women leaders. Young currently teaches in the Global Studies and Sociology Department at Azusa Pacific University. She earned her PhD in intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Young will be giving a presentation on how women leaders navigate the patriarchal systems of family and church.
Tim Krueger is the editor of Mutuality magazine and is publications coordinator at Christians for Biblical Equality. He was raised in the Philippines and studied history and Bible at Bethel University (MN). He and his wife, Naomi, live in Saint Paul, MN. Tim will be a panelist discussing writing for advocacy.
Dr. Karen Longman received a PhD from the University of Michigan and is currently a professor in the school of behavioral and applied sciences at Azusa Pacific University. She specializes in faith-based higher education, gender issues, and leadership development. Karen will be giving a workshop on women in senior leadership.
Christa McKirland received her BA from the University of Georgia and her MA from the Talbot School of Theology. She is a regular lecturer in Ron Pierce’s Theology of Gender course and helped found Biola University’s first chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality, called Thrive. Currently she is working on her ThM in systematic theology and hopes to pursue a doctorate. She and her husband have co-authored the publication “Who’s In Charge: Questioning our Common Assumptions about Spiritual Authority” in the Priscilla Papers. Christa will be a panelist discussing intergenerational egalitarians.
Jeff Miller is the editor of Priscilla Papers for CBE. He teaches biblical studies at Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college in eastern Tennessee. Jeff has published in both Priscilla Papers and Mutuality. He has attended CBE conferences in India, Denver, Toronto, St. Louis, Australia, and Seattle. Jeff will be a panelist discussing writing for advocacy.
Sandra Morgan is director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ), overseeing the Women’s Studies minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking. Sandra serves as the University Network Chairperson on the Faith Alliance against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) Steering Committee. She began her anti-trafficking work in Athens, Greece where she served on the board of the Athens International Nurses Association. She has also served as the administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) before returning full-time to Vanguard in order to extend the GCWJ’s work globally.
Philip Barton Payne is the author of Man and Woman, One in Christ. He has a PhD in New Testament studies and has served with his wife, Nancy for the Evangelical Free Church Mission in Japan for seven years. Phil is known for his studies on textual criticism, the parables of Jesus, and Paul’s teachings on women. He will be giving a workshop on how newness of life in Christ entails men and women sharing authority and leadership in the church and in the home.
Ron Pierce received his PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has taught biblical studies and theology at Biola University since 1976, and currently teaches in the undergraduate program of the Talbot School of Theology there. He is co-editor of Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy with Rebecca Merrill Groothuis and Gordon Fee. Ron and his wife Pat live in Fullerton, California and have two adult children. Ron will be presenting a workshop focusing on an overview of how Scripture teaches gender equality.
Rev. Dr. James Smith III received his AB from San Diego State, MDiv from Bethel Seminary, and ThM and ThD from Harvard Divinity School. Ordained in 1978, James has pastoral ministries in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and California. He has practiced integrated ministry as pastor-teacher for over thirty years, and has been teaching church history at Bethel Seminary since 1988. James will be giving a pre-workshop on women in church history.
John L. Thompson has taught at Fuller Theological Seminary for 25 years as professor of historical theology. A Reformation historian by training, he studies the history of biblical interpretation and has written three books that focus on how traditional commentators have grappled with gender issues. He has been married to Marianne Meye Thompson for 35 years, with whom he has two daughters. John’s workshop will argue for revising our views of just how patriarchal traditional biblical commentators really were.
Lisa L. Thompson is the Director of Anti-Trafficking for World Hope International (WHI). She previously served as the liaison for the abolition of sexual trafficking for The Salvation Army USA National Headquarters. She currently serves as a steering committee member of the Faith Alliance against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST), a collaboration of faith-based organizations she helped found. Lisa has co-authored several books on prostitution and sex trafficking and has written on sexual trafficking for several publications, including Mutuality magazine.
Marianne Meye Thompson is the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. While specializing in the Gospels and particularly the Gospel of John, she has written on Colossians, the epistles of John, and various theological topics such as God as father in the Scriptures. She is an ordained teaching elder in the PCUSA, married to John, and proud mom to two grown daughters.
Britt Vanden Eykel-Huff, PhD, GW University is a non-profit executive director, a Presbyterian elder, and an elected official in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, Dr. Kenneth Huff, MD. They have one daughter, a 4th-year medical student, with whom they have done short-term medical missions in Africa and South America. Britt has taught as adjunct at USC, Westmont College, Santa Barbara; and Marymount California University. Britt will be facilitating a workshop exploring strategies for change in the local church.
Gail Wallace is co-founder of The Junia Project, an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University, and a consultant for the council for adult and experiential learning. She lives in California with her husband of 39 years, and enjoys spending time with family. She has a PhD in higher education and recently finished a certificate in theology and ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. Gail will be a panelist discussing writing for advocacy.
Allen Yeh is an associate professor of intercultural studies and missiology at Biola University. He specializes in Latin America and China. He earned his BA from Yale, MDiv from Gordon-Conwell, MTh from Edinburgh, and DPhil from Oxford. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for American Baptist International Ministries. Allen believes that experience is the greatest teacher of all (besides the Bible), and has been to nearly 50 countries and to every continent. Allen will be giving a workshop on women in the history of Christian missions.
Mariam Youssef is a PhD student at Claremont Graduate University in the women’s studies in religion department. She serves as the vice president of the Southern California chapter of the brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, a pan-orthodox organization that aims to address issues of social justice and racial reconciliation in the Orthodox Church. Mariam will be giving a workshop on women of color creating safe spaces within their churches.
Emily Zimbrick-Rogers is an MDiv student at Princeton Theological Seminary, and received a BA in English from Wheaton College and an MFA in creative writing from Old Dominion University. She is married to Charles Zimbrick-Rogers, and they are the parents of an energetic daughter, Louisa. Emily is completing a research internship with Christians for Biblical Equality, in which she wrote a high school curriculum entitled, God, Sex, and You: Who You Are and Why it Matters, and will be giving a workshop on her qualitative research in a case study of women in evangelicalism.