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David Kinnaman | President of Barna Group

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

William Adjei | Global Chief Operating Officer of CBRE Group

As a member of the Global Leadership team, William works closely with corporate real estate clients, CBRE account teams and corporate real estate professionals on a worldwide basis to design, develop and deploy strategic program models, delivery systems and customized service solutions to occupiers and end-users. In this role, William leads or supports transition projects, conducts process development or improvement initiatives and consults on transaction management technologies that deliver...

Kensen Lam and Jimmy Lee

Guest co-host and long time friends of Tommy Lee. Kensen Lam Pastor | Park Community Church - Bridgeport Kensen serves as a Pastor for Park Community Church in Bridgeport. Prior to this he was on the Pastoral Staff at the Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago’s Chinatown overseeing the Young Adult, College, and High School Ministries. He spent over 3 years as the Associate Director for the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. A graduate from the Moody Bible Institute Graduate School with a...

Mark Jobe | President, Moody Bible Institute and Senior Pastor, New Life Community Church

Mark was named the 10th President of Moody Bible Institute. He is also the lead and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over 25 locations with over 40 worship services each weekend. Mark is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago. He holds a Master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary...


Alec Hill | InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Alec Hill is President Emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. After serving as president for 14 years, he underwent a successful bone marrow transplant (with his brother, Grant, as donor) in 2015. His current role includes mentoring, advising, teaching and external representation. Prior positions include serving as Dean of the School of Business and Economics and the Joe Hope Professor of Law and Ethics at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). He also served as Regional Director at...

Tripp Parker | Technical Program Manager, Amazon

Tripp Parker is a 2007 graduate of Duke University with a BSE in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Philosophy. His undergraduate work focused on Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy of Mind. For the past 10 years he’s been at Microsoft and Amazon developing these technologies for everyday use in a variety of contexts. He holds five patents from his work there, and presently oversees strategic initiatives as manager of a Machine Learning team. Tripp lives in Kirkland with his wife...


Paco Amador | Pastor, New Life Community Church Little Village/Lawndale

Pastor Francisco "Paco" Amador was born in Mexico City. At the age of fourteen he gave his life to the King. Following a desire to serve Him for the rest of his life, Paco came to Chicago for training at the Moody Bible Institute. In 1990 he visited the Little Village neighborhood for the very first time and immediately fell in love with the community. A few years later he moved into the neighborhood. Prior to serving at New Life, Pastor Paco was a missionary in Spain, worked at Lawndale...


Kent Lau | Office Manager & Chief of Staff, Chicago Principals & Administrators Association

Kent is a lifelong Chicagoan and attended Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago (Political Science). Currently, he manages member services and the operations of the Chicago Principals & Administrators Association. He has attended Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood since childhood and now serves as in their youth ministries and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also serves on the boards of the Pui Tak Center and the Pui Tak Christian...

Peter Greer | President and CEO, Hope International; Author

Peter Greer is President and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered microenterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia and Zimbabwe, and served as managing director of Urwego Bank in Rwanda. He is a graduate of Messiah College and Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Peter is an award-winning author and speaker, and has a passion to...

Jessica Chin | Founder, WomenRise China

Jessica is a marketing leader driven by her dual passions of consumer-driven insight and social impact. Jessica previously led Apple’s retail expansion efforts in China, where she designed and implemented platforms seamless interactions. Now at Nike, she recently had a blast driving the World Cup 2018 campaign and global consumer activation. Jessica has a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with expertise in branding and strategy. While there, Jessica launched...

Kevin Palau | President and CEO, Luis Palau Association

KEVIN PALAU is the son of international evangelist Luis Palau. He joined the Luis Palau Association, in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, LPA has produced some of the largest Christian events ever staged, created a worldwide network of hundreds of partner evangelists, and developed new models for citywide outreach that integrate major community service initiatives with open-air evangelistic gatherings. Kevin’s first...

Trillia Newbell | Director of Community Outreach, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Trillia Newbell is the author of Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts (2016), Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015), United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity (2014) and a children’s book, God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family (September, 2017). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine,...


Dr. John Fuder and Noah Chung

Doc John Fuder Director | Heart for the City and PrayChicago Dr. John Fuder is the Founder and Director of Heart for the City. Doc Fuder's passion to teach and train others to engage the city comes from his many years of experience in ministry in California and training students in Urban Studies at Moody Theological Seminary. Now Doc Fuder is equipping the broader body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the Gospel in their local communities. He has also been leading the...

Dr. Crawford Loritts | Senior Pastor at Fellowship Church

Crawford was ordained to the ministry in March 1972. He attended Cairn University in Philadelphia, PA graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with an emphasis on pastoral studies. He and his wife, Karen, married on May 22, 1971. Crawford has traveled throughout the US, Caribbean, Asia, Canada, South America, Africa and parts of Europe preaching in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, in colleges and seminaries. He has also been the featured speaker at Super Bowls,...


Emily Harburg | Co-Founder and Director of Programs for Brave Initiatives

Emily Harburg is the co-founder and Director of Programs for Brave Initiatives, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women build skills in coding, design and leadership for social impact. Emily is also a doctoral student in the Technology and Social Behavior PhD program at Northwestern University where she builds and researches online tools to improve motivation, collaboration, and self-efficacy. Her work has been published in academic journals, Harvard Business School case studies, and news...


Matt Perman | Co-Founder of What’s Best Next

Matt Perman is the co-founder of What’s Best Next, an organization that helps empower Christians to be more productive in all areas of life and to do so in a way that is God-centered and gospel-driven. Previously, he served as director of marketing at Made to Flourish and was director of internet and strategy at Desiring God for thirteen years. He is the author of What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done (Zondervan, 2014). Matt has an MDiv in biblical and...

Becky Turner | National Director The Barnabas Group

Before Christ, Becky Turner had made a complete mess of her life – relationally, financially and, especially, spiritually. In 1992, when she came to the end of herself and cried out to God, He graciously swooped in and lifted her out of the pit of her own making and set her feet on a solid Rock. Since that time, the Lord has done an amazing work as bit by bit and inch-by-inch He has delivered, transformed and renewed Becky to become the woman of God she is today. Becky has been blessed to...

Kevin Malone | Former GM Montreal Expos and LA Dodgers, currently Founder & Executive Director of Protect the PATH

Kevin Malone, named “The Best General Manager in the Game” in 1995, retired from professional baseball in 2001 after an illustrious 17 year career in which his teams earned a World Championship and several trips to the post-season. Major League Baseball Hall of Fame General Manager Pat Gillick stated the following about Kevin, “he is a dedicated, loyal, hard-working guy who is also a visionary. He always had something on his mind to make us (the Baltimore Orioles) better. He was not only...


Kensen and Noah

Guest co-host and long time friends of Tommy Lee. Kensen Lam Pastor | Park Community Church - Bridgeport Kensen serves as a Pastor for Park Community Church in Bridgeport. Prior to this he was on the Pastoral Staff at the Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago’s Chinatown overseeing the Young Adult, College, and High School Ministries. He spent over 3 years as the Associate Director for the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. A graduate from the Moody Bible Institute Graduate School with a...

Dr. Elizabeth Son | Associate Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Son is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University. Her research examines the interplay between histories of gender-based violence and contemporary performance in the United States and South Korea. She teaches courses on theatre and social change; race, gender, and performance; and performance, memory, and violence in U.S. and transnational contexts. Her book Embodied Reckonings: “Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress (2018)...