January 26–28, 2017 • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

James Abbington is professor of music and worship at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; executive editor of the GIA African American Sacred Music Series; and author of several books and hymnals on music and worship in the African American tradition.

Alumni of the James Abbington Church Music Academy have participated in a program that provides intensive training in African American sacred music for undergraduate and graduate music students who serve in church music leadership capacities.

Mike Abma has served as pastor of Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the past 18 years and has a long-term interest in the catechisms of the Reformation.

The ACTion Choir, a Grand Rapids-based choir directed by Erinn Epp, is a program of Artists Creating Together, an organization that empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts.

Alison Adam is a liturgist and song leader with experience in widely varied settings and with all ages. She seeks to enable people's voices in song and encourage people's hearts in prayer as we gather to worship God. She is also keen to encourage the worship leading gifts of lay people without formal training, like herself. Alison is a member of the Iona Community in the United Kingdom.

Kevin Adams is director of formation at Newbigin House of Studies, senior pastor of Granite Springs Church, and author of The Book That Knows You and 150: Finding Your Story in the Psalms. His forthcoming book is on baptism and mission.

Tony Alonso is a composer of liturgical music and a Ph.D. candidate in theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. His music appears in hymnals and compilations throughout the world. @realtonyalonso

Students from Anima: the Forum for Worship and Arts at Samford University. Anima exists to help young people connect their imagination, creativity, and enthusiasm to all the possibilities inherent in worship and the arts.

Mariano Avila is professor of New Testament and director of the Certificate in Hispanic Ministry at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also a pastor and Bible translator.

David M. Bailey is director of Arrabon and program affiliate with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Arrabon is a ministry that provides cultural training and worship resources for reconciling Christian communities.

André Bartlett is minister in the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, member of Societas Liturgica, and head of the Centre for Formation of Ministry at the Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria. He co-edited "Woord en Fees" (liturgical and homiletical guidelines for worship).

Bruce Benedict is chaplain of worship and the arts at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. He directs the Hope College Worship Team, a group of students committed to learning about and leading in worship. He is the founder of Cardiphonia, an ongoing collaboration of artists and musicians giving their first fruits to the church.

Luke Bobo serves as director of resource and curriculum development for Made To Flourish pastors. Luke worked for 15 years in the marketplace as an engineer before pursuing an M.Div. and Ph.D. Luke is adjunct professor of contemporary culture and apologetics at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, and the author of Living Salty and Light Filled Lives in the Workplace (Wipf & Stock, 2014).

Sandra Bowden is a painter and printmaker with over 100 solo exhibitions. She is a passionate collector of religious art and curates exhibitions that travel nationally from her collection. Sandra was president of CIVA and was trustee of the MOBIA. She studied at Massachusetts College of Art and the State University of New York.

Christiane Bräutigam is a conductor, organist, music teacher, and director of choir and liturgical music at the Reformed Church of Leipzig.

Emily R. Brink is a resource development specialist for congregational song for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. She was the founder editor of Reformed Worship magazine.

Calvin Alumni Choir has cultivated for more than 40 years a love for a rich diversity of choral music in concerts and worship services both locally in Michigan and through regional and international tours. Under the direction of Pearl Shangkuan, they explore music from a wide range of cultural contexts, and have recently collaborated with Artists Creating Together, a Grand Rapids-based choir that empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts.

Calvin College Worship Apprentices an application-based year-long program for any Calvin student seeking to develop his or her leadership gifts and interests within the context of worship.

Karen Campbell is minister of Kilbride Presbyterian Church in County Antrim, Ireland. In the past she has convened the worship panel for all the Presbyterian churches in Ireland, and she continues to have a special interest in worship and liturgy.

Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. He writes for Native News Online and his personal blog "Reflections from the Hogan." He served on the boards of CCDA and the CRCNA. Mark is program affiliate with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and founding partner of a national conference for Native students called “Would Jesus Eat Frybread?”

Josiah Chung is a Korean-American church planter and pastor of Living Water Christian Reformed Church, a diverse faith community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With a heart for a church that reflects the cross-cultural identity and relationships found in North America, Josiah encourages the sharing of gospel-centered unity across cultural, ethnic, generational, and socio-economic boundaries.

Nina Ciesielski is a theologian and pastor of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia. She works at Reformed Alliance in Germany and serves on the worship committee for General Council 2017 of the World Communion of Reformed Churches. As a young pastor of her church, she is interested in innovative styles of preaching to people of all ages.

Jordan Clegg serves as minister of creative arts and worship at Fellowship Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan. He served as project director for a Vital Worship Grant that focused on creating space for the arts and artists in the worshiping community.

Alfredo Colman is associate professor of musicology and ethnomusicology at Baylor University; his research focuses on the music of Paraguay and other Latin American countries. As a church musician, he has served across evangelical congregations as pianist, organist, and worship leader, in Tennessee, Texas, and Asunción, Paraguay.

Carlos Colón is a composer, liturgist, and native of El Salvador; coordinator for worship initiatives at Baylor University and resident scholar at Baylor Institute for the Studies of Religion, Waco, Texas.

Benjamin T. Conner is associate professor of Christian discipleship at Western Theological Seminary where he created a graduate Certificate in Disability and Ministry. He is author of Amplifying Our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities (Eerdmans), the first book on youth ministry and disability, and is on the national board of Young Life Capernaum, a ministry to and with young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Melissa Conner is the director of Friendship House at Western Theological Seminary, a board member of Friendship House Partners USA and the executive director of Renew Therapeutic Riding Center in Holland, Michigan. She serves on the faculty for PATH International and presents at workshops regularly.

Dale Cooper is resource specialist for liturgical spirituality at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Calvin College chaplain emeritus, and adjunct faculty in the department of Congregational and Ministry Studies at Calvin College.

Lora A. Copley is coordinator and instructor of a pastoral training program on the Navajo Nation, doctrine teacher at Rehoboth Christian High School, an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, and a mom to four young image-bearers.

María Cornou is program manager for international and intercultural learning at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. She is completing her Ph.D. in theology with the Free University of Amsterdam.

Coro Polifónico from the Seminario Internacional Teológico Bautista is a group of professors and students from the International Baptist Theological Seminary (SITB) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. All of them are members of the SITB Polyphonic Choir, which has performed in concert series and festivals throughout Argentina, as well as cities in the United States. Their repertoire covers a variety of musical styles, specializing in the liturgical use of Argentine folk music and Latin American musical genres. The choir is directed by Constanza Bongarrá.

Denise Daniels is professor of management at Seattle Pacific University. Her work has been published in numerous academic and professional journals, and she has been named both the Teacher and Scholar of the Year within her school. Denise’s scholarly interests include meaning of work, Sabbath, leadership and motivation.

Norma deWaal Malefyt is a resource development specialist for congregational song for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Joan DeVries serves as a specialized transitional minister in the Christian Reformed Church. After being both dean of students (Seminary) and dean of chapel at Tyndale University College and Seminary, she now is an adjunct faculty member there, teaching in pastoral ministry (worship and liturgy). She loves to put her literary and dramatic gifts to work, crafting meaning worship gatherings shaped around the Word.

Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where she has taught ethics and the history of philosophy for 18 years. Her books include Glittering Vices (Brazos 2009) and Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice (Eerdmans 2014). She speaks widely to university and church groups, and is involved in prison ministry.

Sabine Dressler is a theologian and pastor of the Evangelical Reformed Church in Germany. She is an ecumenical officer of the Reformed Alliance in Germany and chair of the worship committee for the World Communion of Reformed Churches as it prepares for the General Council 2017.

Christina Edmondson serves as dean for the Intercultural Student Development Center (ISDC) at Calvin College. ISDC is committed to equipping domestic and international students in meaningful intercultural interactions and encourages a process of development. She is also a certified Cultural Intelligence facilitator and mental health therapist.

Lynn Barger Elliott is affiliated faculty in the congregational and ministry studies department at Calvin College and a resource specialist for intergenerational and youth initiatives for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Makoto Fujimura is director of The Brehm Center at Fuller Theological Seminary and an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a culture shaper. His new book is Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering (IVP, 2016). He was appointed by the President to the National Council on the Arts (2003-2009) and received the American Academy of Religion's 2014 'Religion and the Arts' award.

Danjuma Gibson is associate professor of pastoral care at Calvin Theological Seminary. As a practical theologian and psychotherapist, his research interests include examining how the intersection of religious experience and psychoanalytic discourse contribute to human flourishing and healing, both individually and communally.

Dawn Baldwin Gibson serves as executive pastor at Peletah Ministries that she founded with her husband. She hosts a daily radio program of encouragement, enlightenment, and empowerment called 'Dawn in your Day.'

Chineta Goodjoin is the organizing pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Orange, California. Known for her strong organizational leadership, Chineta has helped to establish a church with strong missional outreach and social justice advocacy for families, youth, and children. The church continues to build its reputation as a community of prayer, praise and faith where all people matter.

Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe is a professor of psychology at Calvin College. She conducts research on youth faith formation and family relationships. She is also writing a book comparing the depictions of personhood found in scripture and developmental psychology.

Betsy Steele Halstead is an artist in oils and woodcuts as well as program manager for graphic design and resource specialist for visual arts at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Sam Hamstra, Jr. is the founder and leader of ChapterNext, a Chicagoland-based pastor search and church staffing consultancy. He is also the affiliate professor of worship and church history and director of the master of arts in worship program for Northern Seminary, Lombard, Illinois.

Kate Harris serves as the interim executive director for The Fellows Initiative. She previously served as executive director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture with Steven Garber.

Marty Haugen is a liturgical composer and workshop presenter from Eagan, Minnesota. He is a member of Mayflower United Church of Christ in Minneapolis, and he works and writes ecumenically. His music is included in the hymnals of many denominations in numerous countries.

Bruce Herman lives and works in the Boston area. His art has been exhibited nationally in most major cities and in Italy, Israel, UK, Japan, Hong Kong, and Canada. Herman’s art is in public and private collections including the Vatican Museum in Rome; Cincinnati Museum of Fine Arts; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Cape Ann Museum, and in university galleries throughout the United States and Canada. Herman holds the Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts at Gordon College.

Syd Hielema serves as team leader for Faith Formation Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church.

Bethany Hoang is an author, speaker and consultant with a driving passion to see followers of Jesus across the globe to live the connection between justice and spiritual formation. She serves as advisor for International Justice Mission’s Institute for Biblical Justice. Her latest book is The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance (BrazosPress, 2016). @bethanyhoang

Scott Hoezee is director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary. His recent book is Actuality: Real Life Stories for Sermons that Matter (The Artistry of Preaching Series, Abingdon Press, 2014).

Hope College Worship Team from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Mary Hulst is chaplain at Calvin College. Previous to this position, Mary served as a parish pastor and professor of preaching. Her M.Div is from Calvin Theological Seminary and her Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois. She is the author of A Little Handbook for Preaching: 10 Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday (IVP).

Shannon Jammal-Hollemans serves as a collaborative program developer for the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC), working for two ministries—Faith Formation and Social Justice. She earned her Master’s in Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary and is an ordained pastor in the CRC.

Kristen Deede Johnson is associate professor of theology and Christian formation at Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan. She is author of Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and coauthor of The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance (BrazosPress, 2016). @kdjtheologian

Trygve Johnson serves as the Hinga Boersma Dean of the Chapel of Hope College, Holland, Michigan. During the academic year he regularly preaches in the Sunday evening Gathering services. @TrygveJohnson

Matthew Kaemingk focuses his research on the intersection between worship, spiritual formation, and public life. He is interested in cultivating vibrant connections between Sunday worship and Monday work. Matthew teaches theology, ethics, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and directs the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture in Seattle.

Lily Constantine Kakish is a Christian song writer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is a composer of more than 50 songs, including the internationally known Lord's Prayer "Abana." She produced a book-CD combination of 32 songs in 2010. During that same year, she experienced a life threatening tumor that lead to an esophagectomy and severed vocal chords. Her life, hardships, and successes are a testimony of God's love, grace and mercy. Her favorite words are "Only Jesus!"

Ann Kapteyn has worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) for close to 20 years, serving in Brazil and Cameroon. She and her family have recently relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she serves as a missionary-in-residence at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Laura Keeley is a regional catalyzer for Faith Formation Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church and director of children’s ministries at 14th Street Christian Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. She has a number of publications, including Celebrating the Milestones of Faith (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2009), Psalms for Families (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2013), and The Church Staff Handbook (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2014).

Dwight Kelly is an ordained pastor in the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and a graduate of Jamaica Theological Seminary. He serves as pastor of the Greendale, Bethel, Mt. Pleasant Charge of United Churches and is a trainer of the Evangelism Explosion.

Wendell Kimbrough is a songwriter and worship leader in Alabama. Drawing on the sounds of American folk and soul music, Wendell writes scripturally-rich songs with singable, memorable melodies. Psalms We Sing Together is a collection of new psalm-inspired hymns for worship.

Machelle Knochenhauer earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. For two decades she has collaborated with church and school groups to create liturgical art. She maintains a studio in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence is a biblical storyteller and award-winning writer based in Illinois. Her organization, Pathlight Stories, equips churches to tell God's story well. Joy holds an MCS from Regent College (Vancouver) and is an M.Div. student at Calvin Theological Seminary. She is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Hanns Lessing works as the General Council coordinator with the World Communion of Reformed Churches. He is a minister of the Church of Westphalia in Germany and has spent many years in southern Africa. He holds a Ph.D in missiology and is involved in projects that support churches in dealing with the history of colonialism and apartheid.

Karin Maag is director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies and professor of history at Calvin College. She is editor of the Calvin Theological Journal and the author of Lifting Hearts to the Lord: Worship with John Calvin in Sixteenth-Century Geneva (Eerdmans, 2016).

Eric L. Mathis is assistant professor of church music and worship leadership at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He leads the undergraduate and graduate programs in music and worship, and is program director of anima: the Forum for Worship and the Arts.

The McGrath Family comes from Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Their musicianship is featured on Celtic Psalms, albums of psalms set to Irish/Scottish melodies. They are members of the Dungannon Parish and sing frequently at special events in their community.

Joel Navarro is lecturer and professor of music at the School of Church Music in Singapore Bible College (SBC). He administers the post-graduate program in choral conducting, teaches a host of courses, and directs the SBC Chorale, SBC Singers, and Canticorum. He taught at Calvin College from 2002-2014.

Barbara J. Newman is a church and school consultant for CLC Network and program affiliate with Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. She is author of Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship (CLC Network, 2015). She is a frequent national speaker at educational conferences and churches. @CLCNetwork

Gerardo Oberman is a songwriter, poet, and pastor in the Reformed Churches in Argentina and current president of the denomination. In 2004 he cofounded Red Crearte, a Latin American liturgical network, and continues to coordinate the work. He also serves as historian of the Reformed churches in Argentina and the Dutch immigration in the region. @gerkioberman

Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. is senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship; professor of systematic theology and president emeritus, Calvin Theological Seminary; and author of numerous books, including Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists (Eerdmans, 2013).

Luke A. Powery is dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School. He is author of Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching, and Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope and most recently, co-author of Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place. @LukeAPowery

Emmett G. Price III is professor of worship, church and culture; dean of the chapel; and founding executive director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also serves as founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, Massachusetts.

Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. His books include The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books), Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church (Moody Publishers), Prophetic Lament (IVP Books), and he is coauthor of Forgive Us (Zondervan) and Return to Justice (Brazos).

Debra Rienstra is professor of English at Calvin College. She is author of several books, including So Much More: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality (Jossey-Bass).

Karen Roberts is the academic studies and church relations manager of Joni and Friends Chicago. She holds a doctorate in worship studies from The Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies, a MWS from Northern Theological Seminary and a MME (Music Education for Special Learners) from Wichita State University.

Melanie C. Ross is assistant professor of liturgical studies at Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Her recent book, Evangelical versus Liturgical? Defying a Dichotomy (Eerdmans, 2014), facilitates the intersection of popular American evangelicalism and academic liturgical theology.

Paul Ryan is associate chaplain for worship, Calvin College, and resource specialist for mentoring worship leaders at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Gabriel Salguero recently began his ministry at Iglesia El Calvario in Orlando, Florida, after serving for 10 years as a lead pastor of Lamb's Church of the Nazarene, a multicultural congregation in New York City. He has been active in national conversations about church and culture through the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. Much of his work focuses on racial reconciliation.

Eric Sarwar is a musician, songwriter, author, church planter, and director of Tehillim School of Church Music & Worship in Pakistan. He is working on his Ph.D. in intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and serves as pastor at Artesia City Church, California.

Greg Scheer is music associate at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and author of Essential Worship: A Handbook for Leaders (Baker, 2016) and The Art of Worship: A Musician’s Guide to Leading Modern Worship (Baker, 2006).

Joel Schoon-Tanis has written and illustrated several books (recently 40: the Biblical story), painted murals around the world (including Kenya, Zambia, the Separation Wall in Palestine), and painted nearly a gazillion paintings in his career. In 2016 one of these was presented to the Pope.

Pearl Shangkuan is professor of choral music and conducting at Calvin College, director of the Calvin Alumni Choir, and chorusmaster of the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Kathy Smith is associate director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and program manager for the Institute’s grants programs. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, adjunct professor of church polity at Calvin Theological Seminary, and author of Stilling the Storm: Worship and Congregational Leadership in Difficult Times (Alban, 2006).

Reginald Smith is co-interim director of race relations for the Christian Reformed Church in North America and program affiliate with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. He advises churches and organizations on cross-cultural and urban ministry through his consulting ministry.

Rebecca Snippe is program coordinator for music and web-based projects for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Carrie Steenwyk is children's ministry director and lead curriculum writer at Harderwyk Ministries in Holland, Michigan. She teaches at Kuyper College and edits for several publishers, including the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. With CICW, she has been co-editor for the Church at Worship series, and co-author of At Your Baptism, and a forthcoming children's book on the Lord's Supper.

Olivia Stewart trains others in the Young Children and Worship program. She earned an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, is director of children’s discipleship at Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and works in the national office of the Disciples of Christ Church as a minister of Family and Children's Ministries.

Jonathan Tamayo is the choir and worship director for the Spanish ministry of Emmanuel Reformed Church, Paramount, California.

Bruce Theron is pastor in a congregation in Kuilsriver near Stellenbosch, South Africa. He serves as program manager of Ekklesia, an ecumenical organization comprising 19 churches and affiliated with the University of Stellenbosch. He was co-editor of Word and Worship, an ecumenical publication based on the Revised Common Lectionary. He also serves on the International Theological Colloquium and is moderator-elect of the International Congregational Fellowship.

Joan Thomas, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan, gifted by God for 60 years now! Her father was a Methodist and her mother was a Catholic. Throughout her life, and her ministry of music, her parents’ witness of inclusivity has been a daily grace.

Kathleen S. Turner is the director of children, youth and families at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Hollis, New York, and an adjunct professor at New York Theological Seminary. As a liturgical dancer, Kathleen has danced, taught and choreographed for churches, institutions and Christian productions throughout the United States, and co-chaired 9 international liturgical dance worship conferences. She continues to explore the use of liturgical dance as religious education for the church as a community place of learning.

Mary L. VandenBerg is professor of systematic theology and associate academic dean at Calvin Theological Seminary. Her research interest is theological anthropology. Specifically, she considers questions surrounding what it means to be human for those at the margins of life, and the impact of sin on human relationships.

Elizabeth Vander Haagen is copastor of Boston Square Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a spiritual director, and mother of three young children.

Cassandra Vander Well is the interim director of dance at Calvin College and is completing her doctorate in dance at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She serves as a dance ministry leader at Madison Christian Reformed Church Ford Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Lesli van Milligen works for Faith Formation Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church as a regional catalyzer for Eastern Ontario. She focuses her energy on supporting the next generation of leaders and helping churches strengthen their faith formative practices. She served for 17 years as a parish pastor.

Sandra Maria Van Opstal is executive pastor at Grace and Peace Community on the westside of Chicago, and preacher, trainer, liturgist, and activist who is passionate about creating atmospheres that mobilize for reconciliation and justice. She has directed worship for the Urbana Student Missions Conference, Willow Creek Association, and the Christian Community Development Association, and is author of The Mission of Worship (IVP, 2012) and The Next Worship (IVP, 2015).

Kristen Verhulst is a program manager and associate to the director at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Isaac Wardell is director of Bifrost Arts. He develops worship resources for his home congregation in Charlottesville, Virginia, and for Bifrost Arts he oversees the writing of new worship resources for churches across the country. Bifrost Arts has released Lamentationsa collection of resources for prophetic lament.

Lisa M. Weaver is a preacher, lecturer, teacher, and emerging scholar, passionate about all things liturgical. She is ordained clergy of American Baptist Churches U.S.A., a Ph.D. candidate at The Catholic University of America, and an advisory board member of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Ester Pudjo Widiasih is program executive for spiritual life of the World Council of Churches (WCC), a singer, worship animator, and faculty member at Jakarta Theological Seminary in Indonesia. Her tasks at the WCC include planning common prayers for ecumenical events, preparing resources for the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and organizing daily prayers at the Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.

Cory Willson is the Jake and Betsy Tuls Assistant Professor of Missiology and Missional Ministry and director of the Institute for Global Church Planting and Renewal at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is cofounding editor of the journal Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue.

Kiran Young Wimberly is an American Presbyterian minister who served in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for over six years. She arranges psalms to Irish/Scottish melodies and has recorded two “Celtic Psalms” albums with Irish musicians. This music has been used to build bridges across religious communities in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of congregational and ministry studies, music, and worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, respectively. He is co-editor of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship, with Joyce Borger and Martin Tel (Brazos Press and Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2012).

Jeff Wong is a pastor, creative and founder of The Church of More Than 12 in Vancouver, Canada. He is the visionary behind MT12 Music, a fusion of pop, electronic dance, hip hop and soul that also uses spoken word, poetry, rap, djing and controllerism for a fresh and powerful expression of worship.

N.T. (Tom) Wright is a leading British New Testament scholar and retired Anglican bishop. Following his tenure as the Bishop of Durham (2003-2010), he serves as research professor of New Testament at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of numerous books, including the The Case for the Psalms, which was developed out of work he presented at the 2012 Calvin Worship Symposium, and his new book, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion

Anne Zaki is assistant professor of practical theology at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt, and program affiliate for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.