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embracing-the-otherI will be a speaker at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)‘s 2016 Diversity Conference at Nyack College, Sept 23-25, 2016.

I will be speaking on my latest book, “Embracing The Other“.

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is a higher education association of 180 Christian institutions around the world.

The 117 member campuses in North America are all regionally accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities with curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. In addition, 63 affiliate campuses from 20 countries are part of the CCCU. The CCCU encompasses 35 Protestant denominations, as well as the Catholic church, in its membership. The CCCU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in the historic Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C.

Below are the Speakers:

Grace Ji-Sun Kim received her M.Div. from Knox College (University of Toronto) and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion.

Kim is the author of 6 books, Embracing the Other; Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style” co-written with Joseph Cheah; Contemplations from the Heart; Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Power;  The Holy Spirit, Chi and the Other; & The Grace of Sophia. She is the editor of 4 books, Making Peace with the Earth; Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Here I Am; and Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers.

Kim has recently been elected to the American Academy of Religion (AAR)’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Director. Kim writes for The Huffington Post, Sojourners, EthicsDaily.com, Wabash Center and Feminist Studies in Religion (co-editor). She has also written for TIME, The Feminist Wire and The Nation.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim is an ordained minister of word and sacrament within the PC (USA) denomination. She is a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC)’s Climate Change working group.

Willie James Jennings is currently associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale University Divinity School. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jennings received his B.A. in religion and theological studies from Calvin College, his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and his Ph.D. from Duke University. As a systematic theologian, Jennings teaches in the areas of theology, black church and Africana studies, as well as post-colonial and race theory. The author of numerous articles, Jennings’ recent work The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, published by Yale University Press, won the 2011 American Academy of Religion award for best book. Jennings is also the recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his groundbreaking work on race and Christianity.

In addition to being a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities, and seminaries, Jennings is a regular workshop leader at pastor conferences. He is also a consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, and for the Association of Theological Schools. Recently, Jennings completed a commentary on the book of Acts which will be published by Westminster/John Knox later this year. He served along with his wife, the Reverend Joanne L. Browne Jennings, as an associate minister at the Mount Level Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, and for many years, they served together as interim pastors for several Presbyterian and Baptist churches in North Carolina. They are the parents of two wonderful daughters, Njeri and Safiya Jennings.


Rev. Jeanette Salguero is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and a pastor at the multicultural Calvario City Church in Orlando, Florida. She has provided consulting leadership for governmental agencies such as the Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, as well as organizations such the American Psychological Association, promoting national health and wellness initiatives that empower Hispanic communities, underserved and underrepresented constituencies.
Salguero has helped gather Hispanic women around issues of maternal health and wellness for the first 1,000 days of childhood in Latin America. She is a sought-after public speaker and has published articles on multi-ethnic leadership, hunger advocacy, and urban religiosity. She is recognized for her work on multi-ethnic outreach and Hispanic women’s leadership empowerment.
Salguero earned bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and Spanish literature, and her graduate work is in management and leadership from the City University of New York. She is a graduate of Duke University’s Faith & Leadership Program and resides in Orlando with her husband and two sons.
Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero is the president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC), a national network of Hispanic churches. He also is a powerful voice on issues that affect the close to 6 million Latino evangelicals in the United States. Salguero’s leadership at NaLEC offers an important voice for the growing diversity and changing demographics in our country. He has been named as one of the nation’s most prominent Latino evangelical leaders by the Huffington Post, the New York Observer, the Center for American Progress, El Diario, CNN Español, NBC Universal, Univisión, and Jorge Ramos’s Al Punto. In addition, his leadership on issues of young male education and criminal justice reform has been featured by the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Salguero serves on numerous national advisory councils and boards including, the President’s White House Faith-Based Advisory Council, the National Advisory Council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, and the National Association of Evangelicals. He was the former director of the Hispanic Leadership Program (HLP), and the Institute for Faith and Public Life at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Salguero holds a B.A from Rutgers University and an M.Div (magna cum laude) from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He pursued a Ph.D in Christian social ethics at Union Theological Seminary and holds a Doctorate in Divinity from Eastern Nazarene College. Salguero and his wife, the Rev. Jeanette Salguero, are pastors at Calvario City Church, a multi-ethnic congregation of several thousand members, in Orlando, Florida. The Salgueros are proud parents of two boys, Jon-Gabriel and Seth.