Network Advisory Committee

Wheaton Network Initiative on Gender, Development and Christianity - Network Advisory Committee

Sean CallaganSean Callagan
Coach/Consultant, Strategic Impact UK

Sean has facilitated a number of practitioners and research-scholar efforts around the globe related to issues of justice and development. A former pastor, he serves as a coach for non-profit actors and has mentored more than 50 social justice activists.

Jacqueline OgegaJacqueline Ogega
Director of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, World Vision US

Jacqueline has decades of experience working with development groups on issues of peacemaking, social inclusion, and gender equality. She has directed a number of grassroots initiatives and served as a professor in development studies.

Eeva Sallinen SimardEeva Sallinen Simard
Founding Partner, BE Development Partners

Eeva has led gender mainstreaming efforts within the faith-based NGO world, bringing experience from her work in Africa, Europe, and North America. She recently founded BE Development Partners to help train NGOs in missional effectiveness.

Nikki Toyama-SzetoNikki Toyama-Szeto
Executive Director, Christians for Social Action

Nikki works to help faith communities have a faith-fueld engagement with justice issues. She is the co-editor of More than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Leadership, Faith, and Expectations.


Sandra Van OpstalSandra Maria Van Opstal
Executive Director, Chasing Justice

Sandra's ministry and activism has focused on engaging people in questions of justice, global mission, and racial and gender reconciliation. She is a second-generation Latina, preacher, liturgist, and activist reimagining the intersection of worship and justice. Her recent books include The Next Worship and The Mission of Worship.

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