The Rev. Amy Ziettlow is pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Decatur, Illinois. She has written on family leave policies, including those that cover elder care, for The Atlantic, The Christian Century and other publications.
Lyman Stone is a research fellow with the Institute for Family Studies and an adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has researched and written about immigration, education and family-related policies. Stone currently serves as a missionary in the Lutheran Church-Hong Kong Synod.
Heath W. Carter is an associate professor of American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of Union Made: Working People and the Rise of Social Christianity in Chicago.
Russ McCullough is an associate professor of economics at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. He co-hosts the “Faith & Economics” podcast, which explores Christian teachings on economic issues.
Lisa Vig serves as a gambling addiction counselor for Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.
Moses Penumaka is the director of theological education for emerging ministries at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He was previously a youth minister and educator in India.
The Rev. Gretchen Mertes is an associate pastor for Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Seattle. She previously led Luther’s Table, a unique faith community based in a bar, and continues to host theology on tap events.
The Rev. Elsa Marty leads St. Lydia’s, a food-focused faith community in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
The Rev. Ruben Duran is the director of congregational vitality for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.