Scott Sauls serves as senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee where he lives with his wife Patti and two daughters, Abby and Ellie. Previously, he was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Timothy Keller. Scott has also planted churches in Kansas City and St. Louis and is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership retreats, and to university students. He writes weekly on his blog at scottsauls.com and can also be found on Twitter at @scottsauls. His first book. is called Jesus Outside The Lines.
Gladys Ganiel is Research Fellow in the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University. Her books include The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity, co-authored with Gerardo Marti; Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture, co-authored with Claire Mitchell; and Evangelicalism and Conflict in Northern Ireland. Her next book is Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Her blog, 'Building a Church Without Walls,' is at www.gladysganiel.com.
Breda O’Brien is a second-level teacher, and a columnist with The Irish Times. She graduated as a teacher of religion and English from Mater Dei, and has a Master’s Degree in Communications from DCU on the topic of Church and media. She is a frequent contributor to media debates on social, religious and educational issues. She is a patron of The Iona Institute, and has written papers for it on assisted human reproduction and pornography. She is married with four children.
Fr. Peter McVerry SJ
Fr. Peter McVerry has been working with vulnerable young people in Dublin for the last 40 years. During this time he has campaigned tirelessly for their rights and founded the Peter McVerry Trust in 1983 which has progressed from a three bedroom flat in Ballymun to eleven homeless hostels, over 100 apartments, a residential drug detox centre and two drug stabilisation service.
Senator David Norris
David Norris is an Irish scholar, independent Senator, and gay and civil rights activist. He is a former university lecturer and a member of the Oireachtas, serving in Seanad Éireann since 1987. He was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. Founder of the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, he is also a prominent member of the Church of Ireland.
Nick Park is the public face and voice of Evangelical Alliance Ireland. Amongst other roles, he co-ordinates the Voice group which considers how EAI should engage in issuesin the public sphere. Nick was the principal author and driving force behind a number of EAI publications such as the books on migrants and marriage. Nick is senior pastor of Solid Rock Church, a lively multi-cultural congregation in Dundalk.
Since 2004, David Cavan has been using his photographic skills to tell humanitarian stories from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.
You can find out more about his photography at www.davidcavan.com.
A local of Dublin, Delhi, New Haven, Harare, Algiers, Paris, Abu-Dhabi, and Rabat who has his hands in many pots - serial entrepreneur, advisor to the Irish national government on startup policy, radio presenter on Spirit Radio, recording artist, and racquet sport enthusiast.
Dr. Richard Duffy
Senior Registrar in Adult Psychiatry, Mater Hospital