About the Roundtable
Moderated by Mark Galli, the editor of Christianity Today, this important roundtable discussion will feature six leading thinkers on social issues, each with a particular passion for life and justice.
Through a personal and intimate conversation, the group will explore the Biblical call to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Together, they will share their perspectives on how believers can engage the culture to bring about restoration to our communities, while respecting the dignity of each human life, at every stage and condition. This is a discussion you don't want to miss!
Mark Galli, moderator
Mark Galli is senior editor of Christianity Today and author of God Wins, Chaos and Grace, A Great and Terrible Love, Jesus Mean and Wild, Francis of Assisi and His World, and other books. He received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz, M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and did some doctoral work at U.C. Davis. Prior to his work in journalism, Galli served as a Presbyterian pastor for 10 years.
Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family and host of its National Radio Hall of Fame-honored daily broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S. Within his second year behind the microphone, the show was honored as 2012 Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
Daly is an author whose latest book, ReFOCUS: Living a Life That Reflects God's Heart, explores how to engage the culture for Christ in a compassionate and winsome way. Daly and his wife, Jean, have two sons and live in Colorado Springs, CO.
Gabe Lyons, Founder, Q Ideas
Gabe Lyons is the founder of Q Ideas—a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society and author of The Next Christians: Seven Ways You Can Live the Gospel and Restore the World (Multnomah, 2012). Additionally, he is the co-author of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters, a bestselling book based on original research that revealed the pervasiveness of pop culture's negative perceptions of Christians.
Gabe's work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, the New York Times, Fox News and USA Today. Gabe, his wife Rebekah, and their three children reside in Manhattan, New York.
Dr. Daniel Carroll, Professor at Denver Seminary and Immigration Spokesperson for the NHCLC
M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas), PhD, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colo., serves as the Immigration Spokesperson for The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (www.NHCLC.org) and also is a NHCLC board member.
Carroll Rodas, who celebrates his heritage from both Guatemala and the United States, joined the Denver Seminary faculty in 1996. The author of several books, Carroll Rodas earned a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, England, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from Rice University.
Tom Davis, CEO, Children's Hope Chest
Tom Davis leads Children's HopeChest, an international orphan ministry connecting churches, businesses and social networks into long-term partnerships with communities of orphans. Spanning ten countries and 100+ partnerships, Davis helps US communities leverage the strengths of indigenous leaders to care for orphans. Previously, he provided speaking coaching and leadership training for executives, business leaders, and sales teams—including numerous Fortune 500 companies. Davis is the author of five books: Fields of the Fatherless, Red Letters, Confessions of a Good Christian Guy, Scared, and Priceless. As co-founder of Story Company, he also creates opportunities for the world's poor to lift themselves out of poverty through micro-trade with US markets.
Serrin Foster, President, Feminists for Life of America
Serrin Foster has led Feminists for Life since 1994. Under her leadership FFL successfully advocated benefits for poor and pregnant women through the State Child Health Insurance Program, defeated the mandatory "family cap" and other punitive child exclusion provisions in welfare reform, and worked to prevent poverty and coerced abortions due to threats to withhold child support through passage of the Enhanced Child Support Act of 1995.
Serrin served on the National Taskforce Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, which worked to pass the Violence Against Women Act. In 2003, Serrin testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in support of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as "Laci and Conner's Law."
Kendis Paris is the executive director of Truckers Against Trafficking, a 501(c)3 organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. She's been involved in fighting human trafficking since 2008, when, as one of her initial efforts, she co-coordinated a national Human Trafficking Awareness Conference in Denver, Colorado. Recently, she co-founded Colorado's Volunteer Network to End Human Trafficking to mobilize anti-trafficking volunteers in her state. She is also a board member of Denver Metro Crimestoppers.