— Who We Are —

The Salt Collective features diverse writers who are shaped by and grounded in the spirituality and ethics of the Beatitudes. Together we curate unusual discussions on faith, politics, culture, and media.

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— Authors —

liz lin salt collective picRead posts by Liz Lin

Liz Lin is a writer and educator on the topics of race and culture. She is also a Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco, CA, and the co-founder of Progressive Asian American Christians. You can find her blog here or follow her on Twitter @curiousliz.

Lawrence Richardson Read posts by Lawrence Richardson

Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson is a United Church of Christ pastor, writer, and digital evangelist. He uses multiple online platforms to advocate for social justice, express relevant content, and communicate inspired information. When he is not blogging and ministering, Lawrence spends his time enjoying nature, practicing yoga, and being an active presence in both the Transgender and Progressive Christian communities. You can find Lawrence online at www.LTRichardson.com and on Twitter @Larry2_0

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Suzanne Munganga is a doctoral candidate studying Clinical Psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although she is from Southern California, she’s got a heart for Oakland and the community within it. Suzanne enjoys reading, writing, long walks on the beach, and reconciling contemplative spirituality with radical social justice. You can follow her on all the things at @__heysuz14067680_1122556374490762_7837849758419175008_n

Rozella Haydée White is a coach, creator, and consultant and the owner of RHW Consulting, which focuses on accompanying individuals, organizations and communities live meaningful lives by embracing the fullness of who they are. She believes that everyone is gifted and has the power to transform themselves, their communities and the world when they tap into their most authentic self. Connect with Rozella on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram

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Katie Matson-Daley is a writer, artist and minister committed to spiritual formation that connects the story of creation and Jesus to the practices justice, healing, creativity and community.  She spent the last 12+ years serving in a multi-racial metro-wide church in Minneapolis as a Children’s and Youth Minister, Literacy Teacher and Programs Director.  Katie holds an M.A. in Community Ministry Leadership from Bethel Seminary Saint Paul and is a student in the M.Div program at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.  More of her writing is available at katiematsondaley.com and her art can be found at DaleyBlooms.com

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Natalie Quan is an Angeleno transplant now living in the San Francisco Bay Area who is passionate about truth, justice and second helpings of dessert. She enjoys running with her dog, cheering on the Giants with her spouse, and exploring the intersections of faith, identity and culture.

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Kathy Khang is the mother of three. Wife of one. I love Jesus. I really, really like yoga & deep breaths, nail polish & lipstick, and girlfriends & their laughter and tears. A writer, speaker, and coffee drinker, and her journey began in childhood diaries & journals, moved into newsrooms, and then to a co-authored book entitled More Than Serving Tea. Read more at kathykhang.com and on twitter @mskathykhang

Julia SpeckRead Posts by Julia Speck

Julia Speck is the Associate Director of After Hours Ministry, a street outreach to men and women who are prostituted. She is a passionate activist for the oppressed and vulnerable. She is a captive of hope. In people. In love. In the church. In justice. In herself.

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Ulysses Burley III is the Owner of UBtheCURE, LLC a consulting company on the intersection of faith, health, and human rights. He previously served as associates at Northwestern University School of Medicine’s Allergy, Asthma, Immunology Clinical Research Unit and the ELCA Strategy on HIV/AIDS. He is currently a member of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Great Black Speakers Bureau. Learn more about Ulysses III or book at ubthecure.com and follow him on social media: Facebook @ubthecure, Twitter @ulyssesburley, Instagram @ubthecure. #UBtheCURE

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Stephanie Vos is a yoga therapist, adventurer, writer, and artist from Minnesota. She loves to ask why, read books, be up north, learn new things, and wear old man sweaters whenever possible.

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Michael Vazquez is former InterVarsity staff, and a seminarian at Western Theological Seminary who is critically engaged in conversations surrounding race, the LGBTQ community, and justice. Living and breathing Luke 4:16-20, his heart beats the rhythms of the drums of liberation. He can’t say no to a good meal with dear friends and new acquaintances, a good glass of wine, or a curious new adventure.

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Nathan Roberts is a Midwestern minister and the Co-Founder and US Director of Daylight Center and School in Kenya reaching out to at-risk students. His Memoir with former World Vision Sponsor Child Michael Kimpur: POOR MILLIONAIRES: The Village Boy who Walked to the Modern World and the American Boy Who Followed Him Home. You can read excerpts at poormillionaires.org. He once did a TEDx talk which was a real dream come true. Follow him on Twitter @nathaniroberts

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Bianca Louie is an educator, writer, and faith-based community organizer committed to racial, gender, and queer justice. Twitter: @beyonkz

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Rev. Tuhina Verma Rasche serves as Associate Pastor of Adult Faith Formation and Social Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, CA. She lives a hyphenated life as a second-generation Indian-American woman. She loves all sorts of stories and believes narratives integral at building relationships. She blogs at thislutheranlife.blogspot.com and occasionally uses Twitter: @tvrasche.

Read posts by Brandi Miller

Brandi Miller is on staff with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and spends her time musing on the role of practical theology in racial justice. When she isn’t doing working, you can find her critiquing bougie coffee, listening to Justin Bieber, or in the gym Olympic weightlifting. You can follow her endeavors at stirringupholymischief.com or on twitter at @brandinico.

Read posts by Cami Jones

Cami Jones is a middle school English and US History teacher living in Oakland. Her goal is to equip her students to be independent readers, thinkers and writers, which means that she talks to them about justice and equity a lot. She loves getting lost in bookstores, museums and redwood forests. Twitter: @camijonesssss

Read posts by Jason Chesnut

Jason Chesnut is an itinerant preacher, teacher, storyteller, and filmmaker based in Baltimore, Md. He founded The Slate Project, a new kind of Christian community that gathers together both online and face-to-face – and just started ANKOSfilms, a video production company interested in [a] [n]ew [k]ind [o]f [s]torytelling. He loves riding motorcycles and watching movies when he, umm, has time? Follow him @crazypastor

Read posts by Marchaé Grair 

Marchaé Grair is the Director of Public Relations and Outreach at the Unitarian Universalist Association. She also edited and contributed to “Rise Up: Spirituality for Resistance,” a book of spiritual reflections for justice advocates.

Naiomi Gonzalez is still trying to figure out God’s calling in her life. She has an MDiv from Brite Divinity School, an MA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from George Mason University and an MA in History at Texas Christian University. She has a variety of interests, but she is particularly passionate about exploring the ways in which Christianity has historically and into the present day been used to both justify and resist state violence, racism, and injustice. Her blog can be found at faithfullyradicalchristian.wordpress.com @faithfullyradicalchristian on IG
Pastor Lenny Duncan (he/him) is a follower of Jesus Christ and is in a passionate love affair with Grace. March 2018 he was issued a call to serve the people of Jehu’s Table from the Metro New York Synod of the Evangelical Church in America as a mission developer (church planter.)  He is also a frequent voice on the intersection of the Church and the cries of the oppressed. He pays special attention to Black Liberation movements in his work, but lifts up the frequent intersection with other marginalized peoples. @lennyaduncan