DR. TIMOTHY J. KELLER
Tim was raised in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Bucknell University (B.A., 1972), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1975), and Westminster Theological Seminary, where he received his D.Min in 1981.
He became a Christian while at Bucknell University, due in large part to the ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, with which he later served as a staff member. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and served as a pastor in Virginia for nine years, while also serving Mid-Atlantic Presbytery's Director of Church Planting for the PCA.
He was an associate professor of preaching on the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1984-1989 while also serving as the Director of the Doctor of Ministry program.
Tim is the founder and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Tim and his wife Kathy, along with their three sons, moved to New York City to plant Redeemer in 1989. Since then the church has grown to a weekly worshipping community of over 5,000 people, meeting at eight services in three different locations in Manhattan. The average age of the church community is 33 years, and over 60% are single.
Known for sermons that illuminate the truths of scripture and engage the contemporary mind, Christian and skeptic alike, Dr. Keller’s ministry extends beyond NYC. He is the founder and Chairman of City to City, which has helped start over 250 churches in global cities worldwide. He is the author of such New York Times bestselling books as The Reason for God and The Prodigal God.
REV. David H. Kim
David oversees all the ministries of the Center for Faith & Work as Executive Director and is the Pastor of Faith and Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Prior to this role, David served as the Director of the Gotham Fellowship, developing and teaching its intensive curriculum while providing spiritual direction. Prior to joining CFW in 2007, David was a Chaplain at Princeton University, where he also served as the Founder and Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship for over 12 years.
Although David has lived in New York since 2010, he grew up in the Philadelphia area. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his studies focused on the public theology of Abraham Kuyper. Currently, he is pursuing his D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary in the area of faith and culture. David has a passion for making the gospel real to life, especially in the context of work. He’s written a two devotional books: Glimpses of a Greater Glory: A Devotional through the Storyline of the Bible and The Lord’s Prayer Devotional. He’s also the author of 20 and Something: Have the Time of Your Life (and Figure it All Out Too) and the general editor of a forth coming Faith & Work Bible Edition (Fall 2016). David lives with his wife, Jane, near Bryant Park.
Alissa Wilkinson is a critic, journalist, and professor living in Brooklyn. She is an associate professor of English and humanities at The King's College in Manhattan, critic-at-large for Christianity Today, and co-author, with Robert Joustra, of How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World (Eerdmans, 2016). Her writing on TV, film, and culture regularly appears in publications including Rolling Stone, Vulture, RogerEbert.com, Pacific Standard, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Books & Culture, and her next book, Orphaned Believers: Reframing Religion in the Age of Faith-Based Film, is due out in 2017 from The Critical Press. She regularly comments on topics at the intersection of religion and pop culture for a variety of media.
Alissa worked in educational and financial technology after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in information technology and computer science. She earned her M.A. in humanities and social thought from NYU and her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Seattle Pacific University. Alissa and her husband Tom are members at Resurrection Clinton Hill (EPC) and live in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
Nigel Cameron is President and CEO of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET), a non-partisan, non-sectarian think tank in Washington, DC. In 2015-16 he also served as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Before founding C-PET in 2007 he was an Associate Dean and Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In the 1990s he served in various roles at Trinity International University/Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, including as Provost and Distinguished Professor of Theology and Culture.
He has written extensively on the ethical and policy impacts of technology; testified before congressional committees on cloning, stem cell research, and the security implications of emerging technologies; and represented the United States at the UN General Assembly. He is currently in his fourth term as a Commissioner of the United States National Commission for UNESCO, and chair of its Committee on Social and Human Sciences. Other recent commitment have included chairing the Dubai GITEX and FutureTech conferences, being interviewed at conferences of The Economist magazine in Hong Kong and Madrid, and speaking on the world in one hundred years at the conference of the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon.
His next book is, Will Robots Take our Jobs? Policy, Risk, and Consensus (Polity Press, 2017).
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he has lived in the United States for more than 25 years. He is a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh universities and the Edinburgh Business School.