As an African American same-gender-loving person, Danielle Buhuro is committed to activism in the areas of race, gender and sexuality. She is currently a Ph.D student at Chicago Theological Seminary where her dissertation focus is social media violence specifically against Black heterosexual women, Black transgender women and Black Muslim women. Danielle Buhuro is the author of two books: Spiritual Care In An Age of #BlackLivesMatter: Examining the Spiritual and Prophetic Needs of African Americans in a Violent America; and Is There a Heaven for a “G”?: A Pastoral Care Approach to Gang Violence.
Co-founder of Center of the Heart (www.centeroftheheart.org) and founder of Audre: Spiritual Care for Women with Cancer. She is a pastoral counselor, lay Buddhist leader, and teacher of pastoral care and counseling. Yetunde is co-editor with Cheryl A. Giles of Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom (Shambhala Publications, 2020), Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and Object Relations, Buddhism, and Relationality in Womanist Practical Theology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Ayo teaches Buddhist chaplaincy at Upaya Institute and Zen Center.
Co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project and co-founder and program coordinator for TRACC (trauma response & crisis care) 4 Movements. She has served as a trauma therapist/traumatologist for nearly 15 years of her career, focusing in areas of: combat trauma, social movement trauma, collective crisis trauma, spiritual & religious trauma, LGBTQIA+ trauma, BIPOC/QTPOC-centered and intergenerational trauma among others. She is a graduate of NYU School of Clinical Social Work, Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training and a student of Indigenous healing within the Incan Lineage of Q'ero Paqos as well as BIPOC-centered herbalism. Teresa is the author of three books.
Rev. Dr. Teresa Jefferson-Snorton is the Ecumenical Bishop and Program Development Officer for the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. She is also the denomination’s endorser for chaplaincy and specialized ministry. Jefferson-Snorton is an ACPE certified Clinical Pastoral Educator (retired) and an APC /BCCI Board Certified Chaplain (retired). She has a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, the M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the D.Min. from United Theological Seminary. She currently teaches pastoral care in the D.Min. program at the Payne Theological Seminary. She was adjunct instructor in pastoral care at Candler School of Theology, Emory University from 1991-2010. She has also taught pastoral care at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and patient counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia. In her ecumenical work, Jefferson-Snorton serves as Chair of the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches in the USA and on the governing boards/steering committees of both the World Council of Churches and the World Methodist Council.
Pastor to Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Cambridge, MA, where he also serves as American Baptist Chaplain to Harvard University and Advisor for LGBTQ+ Affairs in the Office of Religious, Spiritual, & Ethical Life at MIT. He is the author, co-author, and editor of several books, including, A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth, Christianity, LGBTQ Suicide, and the Souls of Queer Folk, Troubling the Water: A Christian Resource for the Work of Racial Justice, and Microaggressions in Ministry: Confronting the Hidden Violence of Everyday Church.
Rev. Dr. Zachary Moon, Ph.D. has served as a chaplain in multiple contexts including the United States Navy Reserve (2011-2017) and the Pathway Home, a residential treatment program for combat veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2011-2012), and as a chaplain resident in the VA hospital system (2010-2011). He has published widely including four books, Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families (Chalice Press, 2015), Warriors between Worlds: Moral Injury and Identities in Crisis (Lexington Books, 2019), Goatwalking: A Quaker Pastoral Theology (Brill, 2021), and Doing Theology in Pandemics: Facing Viruses, Violence, and Vitriol (Pickwick, 2022). His articles have been published in the Journal for Pastoral Theology, Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Journal of Religious Education, Journal of Pastoral Psychology, International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Christian Century, Christianity Today, Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, among others. He serves as Professor of Theology and Psychology at Chicago Theological Seminary.