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Thursday, June 22 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
How to Persevere: Wisdom from Our Honored Elders

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The room for this salon is updated from the program booklet. It will be held in Room 6C.

Come meet this extraordinary group of faith leaders! These are four individuals who have devoted their lives to fighting injustice, promoting peace, and serving others. Find out what keeps them motivated. How do they deal with challenges, disappointments, and defeats? What brings them joy? Who inspires them? This is a time for listening and learning from those who have earned the admiration and respect of all of us in the movement.

Elders and Movement Honorees
avatar for Rev. Dr. Wes. Granberg-Michaelson

Rev. Dr. Wes. Granberg-Michaelson

Reformed Church in America
Wesley Granberg-Michaelson served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America for 17 years, from 1994-2011.  Earlier in his career he served as the Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield, and then as the Associate Editor of Sojourners Magazine when it was... Read More →
avatar for Sister Norma Pimentel

Sister Norma Pimentel

Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Sister Norma Pimentel oversees the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville. In 2014 she responded to the surge of refugees seeking asylum in the United States with The Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, TX, where countless volunteers have welcomed more than 71,000 individuals from 31 countries. Sister Norma Pimentel earned a... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ruby Sales

Dr. Ruby Sales

Dr. Ruby Nell Sales, founder and executive director of the SpiritHouse Project, views her civil rights, social justice, and intergenerational work as her calling. Sales received her B.A. degree from Manhattanville College and attended Princeton University for graduate stu... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith

Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith

Senior Minister, Shiloh Baptist Church
The Reverend Doctor Wallace Charles Smith is the Senior Minister of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church, one of the oldest African American churches in Washington, D.C. Dr. Smith graduated from Villanova University in 1970, and received both of his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Smith traveled and preached extensively in South Africa, serving as a member of a reconciliation team that worked to bring black and white Baptists together. Facebook... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm
Room 6C

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