Montse Alvarado is the vice president and executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which has represented a wide variety of religious ministers, schools, prisoners and hospitals before the Supreme Court. Arrange an interview through Ryan Colby.
The Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner is lead pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. She previously served as a member of the strategy team for NEXT Church, an initiative that encourages Presbyterian pastors to help plan for the denomination’s future.
The Rev. Jason Micheli is the head pastor of Annandale United Methodist Church in Virginia. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, his church revamped its mission center programming to keep volunteers and clients safe.
The Rev. Stephen Tilley leads Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Draper, Utah. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while his church building is shut down, he is hearing people’s confessions from his Jeep.
Rabbi Joshua Lesser leads Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta. He also helps direct a Facebook group for worship leaders highlighting best practices for virtual ministry.
Rabbi Barry Leff is the interim senior rabbi of Herzl-Ner Tamid synagogue in Mercer Island, Washington. When his conservative Jewish congregation was unable to meet due to the coronavirus, he led online Shabbat services.
Hyder Ali is the president of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Washington.
The Rev. Walter Kim is president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.