Dr. Diane Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. Dr. Langberg is Chair of the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, serves on the boards of GRACE, the Society of Christian Psychology, and World Reformed Fellowship. She is also founder of The Place of Refuge, an inner-city, non-profit trauma and training center.
Suzy has lived in NYC for the past 8 years, serving on staff with CRU in various roles while also completing her MA in "Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages" from Jewish Theological Seminary. During these eight years, Suzy has served in leadership at various Trinity Grace Church plants and has been involved in teaching Christians about the Jewish roots of their faith (both in the US and abroad). Suzy preaches on a monthly basis and is in the process of writing her first book and co-authoring a children's Bible curriculum.
Christine Lee received her M.Div and Th.M at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and currently serves as the Assistant Rector at All Angels' Church in Harlem. Before joining All Angels', Christine served as a missionary in Bangkok, as a camous minister with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Columbia University, and as a community organizer for Habitat for Humanity – NYC, engaging the faith community in building homes for low-income families and advocating for more affordable housing.
Native Philadelphian Carolyn Giles currently lives and serves the Brooklyn community of East New York as an Area Director for Young Life. Prior to joining Young Life staff, Carolyn enjoyed a twenty-year theater arts teaching career. Most recently, she served as Department Chair of Theater and Middle School Theater Director at The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY. She currently facilitates theater arts training in underserved middle schools and high schools in East New York.
Fay Sardjono (J.D.) serves as Restore NYC's Director of External Affairs. Restore NYC’s mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign-national survivors. Before joining Restore in 2011, Fay practiced corporate litigation at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner in New York. Fay also worked for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California as a staff attorney.
Sheeba Philip serves as the Vice President of Global Marketing and Public Relations for International Justice Mission (IJM). Prior to joining IJM in 2013, she spent ten years in brand management at both Mondelēz International and Kraft Foods. In 2011, she assumed the role of Global Marketing Director for the World’s #1 Cookie, Oreo, a $2 billion brand present in over 100 countries. Sheeba holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School. She attends the Redeemer Arlington Church in Northern Virginia and is passionate about prayer ministry.
Melissa Harrison is a bilingual broadcast journalist with more than 15 years of on-air television experience, working as a news anchor and reporter in six markets - including WNBC-TV in NYC and WFAA-TV in Dallas. She is also a freelance writer for ABC's World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. Melissa leads PURE, a women's ministry connecting dynamic women leaders to initiate spiritual transformation. She is currently completing her first non-fiction book about her personal journey through grief and traumatic loss.
Stacy (Gomez) Clemons was born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn in NYC. She and her husband are planting a church with Trinity Grace Church in Crown Heights. They have four boys and have been married for eleven years. During that time, she has supported her husband in different ministry opportunities in FL, CA, PA, RI, and now NY. Stacy is a first generation college graduate. She has an undergraduate degree in Speech Communications and a Master's Degree in Higher Education. She is eager to share her story and journey of faith and hope with you.