Meet Truth's Table
Michelle holds an M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, MO; where she works as the Director of Worship and Outreach for South City Church.
Michelle is the Director and a founding member of Faith for Justice, a Christian advocacy group dedicated to continuing the biblical story of activism. Faith for Justice promotes and leads public justice actions and events that connect faith communities to the movements that seek to dignify and humanize Black lives.
Michelle actively promotes the pursuit of social justice as a gospel imperative. She participates in civil disobedience and disruption for the sake of public justice; and is a training consultant for leadership development, logistics and administrative support in both sacred and secular spaces.
As a member of the coordinating team for St. Louis Action Council, Michelle works with a number of local activism groups including MCU (Metropolitan Congregations United), MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) and OBS (the Organization for Black Struggle), through which she has learned a great deal about collaboration and solidarity.
Michelle also serves as conference director for the Leadership Development Resource Weekend (LDR Weekend), amplifying Black voices for today's church in an annual gathering founded to address the core concerns of dignity, identity and significance for people of color.
Michelle lives in North Saint Louis city with her husband and children.
Dr. Christina Edmondson
Authentic and accessible, Christina Edmondson has a successful track record of bringing diverse people together to promote personal and team flourishing. Blessed by an array of academic, professional and lived experiences, Christina holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and a MS degree in Family Therapy.
Currently, Christina serves as a higher education administrator. Outside of academia, within the faith-based, corporate and non-profit sector, Christina works with organizations to bring about values-driven measurable outcomes.
Finally, a Qualified Assessor for the Intercultural Development Inventory, Certified Cultural Intelligence facilitator, public speaker, and mental health therapist, Christina is often contacted by churches and organizations to consult about both diversity and inclusion and mental health issues. Her writing has been seen and referenced in a variety of outlets including Essence.com, Reformed African American Network (RAAN), The Twelve/Perspectives Journal, and Gospel Today magazine. Christina is a proud native of Baltimore, Maryland. She resides in Grand Rapids with her husband, Pastor Mika Edmondson, and their two wonderful daughters.
Ekemini is an anti-racism writer, speaker and public theologian who received her Master of Divinity degree in 2016 from Westminster Theological Seminary (WTS) in Philadelphia, PA. She is also the 2015 Greene Prize in Apologetics Award recipient. As one who is passionate about sound theology, Ekemini has a fierce commitment to biblical orthodoxy and its implications for issues pertaining to racial injustice, police brutality, and white supremacy.
Ekemini believes that theology can and does speak to the culture, social, and political issues of our present day. As a result, she often speaks, opines, and writes about the aforementioned for various online publications.
Her writings have been published in the Huffington Post Black Voices, Christianity Today, and The Reformed African American Network to name a few. Her insights have been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mashable, and The Huffington Post Religion.
In her spare time, she enjoys discipling women, spending quality time with loved ones and working out. As a self-proclaimed part-time fashionista, she has a penchant for thrift shopping.