Sylvester A. Johnson is founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities and a humanities scholar specializing in the study of technology, race, religion and national security.
Steven Garber is the senior fellow for vocation and the common good for the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. He was formerly professor of marketplace theology and director of the masters in leadership, theology and society at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Russ Eanes is a writer, walker and cyclist from Harrisonburg, Virginia, a freelance publishing consultant and a travel coach and guide. He has written books on pilgrimage in Spain and Italy.
Ruth Everhart is a pastor, author and speaker in Leesburg, Virginia. She has written three books, including Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land, a spiritual travel memoir.
Synchronicity is a foundation and retreat center founded by M.C. Cannon (aka Swami Vivekananda Saraswati) that developed High-Tech Meditation and the Holistic Lifestyle as a modernization of the ancient wisdom traditions it believes empower the journey to enlightenment.
David G. Bromley is a professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He specializes in sociology of religion, with a particular emphasis on the study of New Religious Movements and the anti-cult movement. He is co-editor of Cults, Religion, and Violence.
The Chesapeake Conjure Society is a Hoodoo society and community organization in Virginia and Maryland.
Laura Robinson is a chaplain and instructor of New Testament at Ferrum College in Virginia. She is also co-host of the “New Testament Review” podcast.
John G. Turner (department of religious studies) and Lincoln Mullen (department of history and art history) at George Mason University run the site “Pandemic Religion.”