1. Jim Kitchens is a native of Mississippi, Jim has served Presbyterian Churches in California and Tennessee for almost 35 years. He loves helping congregations prayerfully discern how the Spirit calls them to adapt to changing cultural contexts. Jim is the author of The Postmodern Parish published by the Alban Institute. He is a consultant for CHC and the coordinator for CHC-West. Jim has authored multiple articles for CHC. You can read more from Jim here.
2. Chris Ellis is the Minister of Administration, Mission, and Outreach at Second Baptist Church. He moved to Little Rock to join the 2BC staff in 2006. After receiving a B.S. in Biblical Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic College he went to Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas, where he received a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Global Mission. Finally, he received a D.Min. from Portland Seminary in Global Leadership. He’s passionate about seeing the Church become a missional community and impacting global issues such as peace, injustice, poverty, and oppression and seeing the gospel take shape and form in places where it has not. Chris also occasionally writes for Baptist News Global. You can read his stuff here. You can follow Chris on Twitter @chrisellis79 and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.