For over a decade, Christina Edmondson served in a variety of leadership roles in higher education, including recently as Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin University. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University, as well as a master’s degree in Family Therapy from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hampton University. As a Certified Cultural Intelligence facilitator and mental health therapist, Dr. Edmondson frequently consults with and serves churches, universities, and other organizations seeking assistance with leadership development, anti-racism, and mental health issues. She is one of the co-hosts of the Truth’s Table podcast, and her forthcoming book with Chad Brennan, Faithful Antiracism: Moving Past Talk to Systemic Change, will be published with InterVarsity Press in March 2022.
Chad is passionate about working collaboratively with fellow Christians to help promote racial justice and unity in the church and our society. After serving with a campus ministry for nine years in the Middle East, New York City, and Columbus, Ohio, he founded Renew Partnerships, a ministry focused on helping Christians to have a biblical, effective approach to racial dynamics. Since that time (2005), their team has provided training, research, and coaching for thousands of Christians and hundreds of Christian organizations across the U.S. From 2018-2020, Chad directed a major national study of racial dynamics in U.S. Christianity in partnership with the Barna Group, lead researchers Drs. Glenn Bracey and Michael Emerson, and hundreds of experts (see rrjp.org). Since 2018, Chad has helped to lead the Racial Justice and Unity Center, a collaborative effort of Christian practitioners and experts across the U.S.
The Race, Religion, and Justice Project
From 2018-2020, Chad directed a major national study of racial dynamics in U.S. Christianity. Partners included Lilly Endowment, Barna Group, lead researchers Drs. Glenn Bracey and Michael Emerson, and hundreds of experts. In Faithful Antiracism, Christina and Chad share many findings from the study as well as their implications for effectively working toward racial justice and unity in our society today.