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COMPASSION & CONVICTION
Engage in the work of justice & uphold absolute truth.

MARCH 15, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
River City Church

As believers, we are not loyal to ideologies but to the biblical values and principles of advocating for the poor, caring for the whole spectrum of life, thoughtful and compassionate immigration policy, civil rights, religious freedom, racial justice, and restorative justice.  

 The Great Commandment says “love the Lord your God with all your heart…and love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).  

“Part of taking the Great Commandment seriously is realizing that love is more than a feeling or sentiment. Love is active. Love has form and content and compels us to act. Loving your neighbors involves actively seeking their well-being*.” 

Join us for Compassion & Conviction as we hear from Justin Giboney, co-founder, and President of the And Campaign. Giboney will share how we can act and engage in the work of justice and honor the human dignity of all while upholding biblical truth. 

We will also hear from additional speakers as we dive into two topics specifically: Holistic Pro-Life and Restorative Justice.   

The speakers will explore various aspects relating to advocacy, conviction, and how Christians in their public witness should promote the truth in love, and understand that not all issues have a singular perspective that Christians should align themselves to. 

*1 Corinthians 13, Matthew 5:43-47, James 2:15-17 

REGISTRATION

 

SPEAKERS

JUSTIN GIBONEY |  AND CAMPAIGN
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & PANELIST

Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. He is also the co-founder and president of the AND Campaign, a coalition of urban Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Giboney also served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors and has written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today and The Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

BROOKE HEMPELL |  PINKSTON
JUSTICE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST

Hempell was formerly senior vice president of research for Barna, the leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture. In this role, she managed the breadth of the company’s studies, including published reports on key interest topics, ongoing polls tracking Americans’ beliefs and practices, and custom studies to help businesses and non-profit organizations make better decisions.

Over the course of her two-decade career, Hempell has led market research for clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services and retail industries, including blue chip companies such as Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Express, Capital One, Disney and Home Depot. Much of her work has focused on communications, including groundbreaking research measuring the influence of social media in its earliest days, at Publicis Groupe’s ‘i to i research.’ She earned her degree in Business and Marketing from Cornell University.

 

CHERILYN HOLLOWAY | PRO-BLACK PRO-LIFE
LIFE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST + KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Cherilyn has such a unique and wonderful background to provide an excellent perspective.  She was been the director of a Pregnancy Center and she provides unique insight into both the black and the pro-life communities.  “She’s a Certified Crisis Pregnancy Intervention Specialist, a Level 2 Certified Lay Counselor, and winner of the 2015 Problem Solver Award by Americorp Vista. As a post-abortive woman, she found healing through Jesus Christ and He is crafting a beautiful story from her ashes.

She is the Founder and President of Pro-Black Pro-Life which has the following objective: “Our goal is to create conversations that build trust and open the line of effective communication around difficult issues.” Cherilyn can be seen in the documentary, “Divided Hearts of America,” as well as, episode three of ABC’s series, “Soul of a Nation.”  She has been a contributing writer for Focus on the Family, and Faith…Literally.  Cherilyn is the author of the series, “A Black Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Race,” with volume two debuting in 2022. She lives in Ohio with the love of her life Jonathon, surrounded by their eight children, and two grandchildren.

 

 

AMANDA SALMON |  FIRST CARE PREGNANCY CENTER
LIFE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST

Amanda Salmon has been working in the social service field for fifteen years and on staff with New Life Family Services since 2011.She currently serves as their Director of Client Care. Amanda has devoted her professional and personal life to affirming the dignity of each person and walking alongside those who are facing overwhelming pregnancy, parenting, or adoption circumstances. She strongly believes in the importance of loving and meeting each individual where they are at and providing the tools necessary for them to make life-affirming choices. Amanda lives in the Twin Cities with her husband Chris where they are adoptive parents to their three amazing kids.

 

 

 

HEATHER RICE-MINUS | PRISON FELLOWSHIP
JUSTICE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST + KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Heather Rice-Minus serves as senior vice president of advocacy and church mobilization at Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families. She is a powerful, knowledgeable voice articulating the case for restorative criminal justice solutions and how churches play a critical role in meeting the needs of those impacted by crime and incarceration.

Rice-Minus provides strategic leadership to several teams at Prison Fellowship, including grassroots and policy staff, to advance campaigns on pivotal criminal justice issues. She spearheads Prison Fellowship’s efforts to build new church resources and deepen church partnerships through programs like Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree. Additionally, she directs Prison Fellowship’s outreach to and partnerships with foundations.

She is the co-author of Outrageous Justice, a multimedia Bible study curriculum and companion book produced by Prison Fellowship. She maintains a vested interest in justice reform as someone who has both been a victim of crime and walked alongside a family member during his incarceration. Prior to her tenure at Prison Fellowship, she managed advocacy efforts on behalf of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and a Colson Fellow.

 

TIERRE WEBSTER | DAMASCUS WAY REENTRY CENTER
JUSTICE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST

Tierre Webster is the Executive Director of Damascus Way Reentry Center which provides reentry leadership and services using a Christ-Centered approach. He is also an ordained pastor in the Church of God in Christ and a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who has spent over 20 years ministering in an urban context.
Tierre has a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the University of Northwestern. 

FAQ

 

WHERE IS COMPASSION & CONVICTION BEING HELD?

Compassion & Conviction will take place at River City Church in Downtown Minneapolis at 1021 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403.


WILL PARKING BE AVAILABLE?

Yes! We are currently working on securing parking lots for this event. Street parking will also be available. 


WILL MASKS BE REQUIRED?

Yes! In accordance with the Minneapolis mandate, regulation No. 2022-1, we will be requiring masks for patrons, employees, and visitors to wear a mask in businesses and places of public accommodation. You can learn more here


WILL VACCINATION STATUS OR A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST BE REQUIRED?

No, we will not be requiring registrants’ vaccination statuses, nor will we be requiring negative tests. 


WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?

Registration will close on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 9:00 am CST.


WILL FOOD AND COFFEE BE AVAILABLE?

Yes, coffee will be available on the Morning of the 19th, but limited coffee during the afternoon of the conference in light of the unique circumstances of catering events in keeping true to the new regulations for Minneapolis. Thank you for understanding!

We highly encourage that you bring your own coffee + water for the day! We will have limited coffee and water bottles available for you throughout the day. Please note that the venue does not have any working drinking fountains.

We will be providing small, pre-packaged snacks and a boxed meal for lunch. Everything will be prepared by individuals with gloves and masks on. If you have any questions, please email our Program Manager, Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org.


WHEN DO THE DOORS OPEN?

The doors will open at 8:15 am on Tuesday morning. We highly encourage you to give yourself enough time to find parking, check-in at registration, and grab a fresh cup of coffee!


If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Program Manager, Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org.

 

Check back soon – the schedule is being updated!

 

 

 

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION

 

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

JUSTIN GIBONEY |  AND CAMPAIGN
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & PANELIST

Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. He is also the co-founder and president of the AND Campaign, a coalition of urban Christians who are determined to address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Giboney also served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors and has written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today and The Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

BROOKE HEMPELL |  PINKSTON
JUSTICE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST

Hempell was formerly senior vice president of research for Barna, the leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture. In this role, she managed the breadth of the company’s studies, including published reports on key interest topics, ongoing polls tracking Americans’ beliefs and practices, and custom studies to help businesses and non-profit organizations make better decisions.

Over the course of her two-decade career, Hempell has led market research for clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services and retail industries, including blue chip companies such as Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Express, Capital One, Disney and Home Depot. Much of her work has focused on communications, including groundbreaking research measuring the influence of social media in its earliest days, at Publicis Groupe’s ‘i to i research.’ She earned her degree in Business and Marketing from Cornell University.

 

CHERILYN HOLLOWAY | PRO-BLACK PRO-LIFE
LIFE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST + KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Cherilyn has such a unique and wonderful background to provide an excellent perspective.  She was been the director of a Pregnancy Center and she provides unique insight into both the black and the pro-life communities.  “She’s a Certified Crisis Pregnancy Intervention Specialist, a Level 2 Certified Lay Counselor, and winner of the 2015 Problem Solver Award by Americorp Vista. As a post-abortive woman, she found healing through Jesus Christ and He is crafting a beautiful story from her ashes.

She is the Founder and President of Pro-Black Pro-Life which has the following objective: “Our goal is to create conversations that build trust and open the line of effective communication around difficult issues.” Cherilyn can be seen in the documentary, “Divided Hearts of America,” as well as, episode three of ABC’s series, “Soul of a Nation.”  She has been a contributing writer for Focus on the Family, and Faith…Literally.  Cherilyn is the author of the series, “A Black Woman’s Guide to Saving Her Race,” with volume two debuting in 2022. She lives in Ohio with the love of her life Jonathon, surrounded by their eight children, and two grandchildren.

 

 

AMANDA SALMON |  FIRST CARE PREGNANCY CENTER
LIFE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST

Amanda Salmon has been working in the social service field for fifteen years and on staff with New Life Family Services since 2011.She currently serves as their Director of Client Care. Amanda has devoted her professional and personal life to affirming the dignity of each person and walking alongside those who are facing overwhelming pregnancy, parenting, or adoption circumstances. She strongly believes in the importance of loving and meeting each individual where they are at and providing the tools necessary for them to make life-affirming choices. Amanda lives in the Twin Cities with her husband Chris where they are adoptive parents to their three amazing kids.

 

 

 

HEATHER RICE-MINUS | PRISON FELLOWSHIP
JUSTICE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST + KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Heather Rice-Minus serves as senior vice president of advocacy and church mobilization at Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families. She is a powerful, knowledgeable voice articulating the case for restorative criminal justice solutions and how churches play a critical role in meeting the needs of those impacted by crime and incarceration.

Rice-Minus provides strategic leadership to several teams at Prison Fellowship, including grassroots and policy staff, to advance campaigns on pivotal criminal justice issues. She spearheads Prison Fellowship’s efforts to build new church resources and deepen church partnerships through programs like Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree. Additionally, she directs Prison Fellowship’s outreach to and partnerships with foundations.

She is the co-author of Outrageous Justice, a multimedia Bible study curriculum and companion book produced by Prison Fellowship. She maintains a vested interest in justice reform as someone who has both been a victim of crime and walked alongside a family member during his incarceration. Prior to her tenure at Prison Fellowship, she managed advocacy efforts on behalf of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and a Colson Fellow.

 

TIERRE WEBSTER | DAMASCUS WAY REENTRY CENTER
JUSTICE & HUMAN DIGNITY PANELIST

Tierre Webster is the Executive Director of Damascus Way Reentry Center which provides reentry leadership and services using a Christ-Centered approach. He is also an ordained pastor in the Church of God in Christ and a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who has spent over 20 years ministering in an urban context.
Tierre has a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the University of Northwestern. 
FAQ

FAQ

 

WHERE IS COMPASSION & CONVICTION BEING HELD?

Compassion & Conviction will take place at River City Church in Downtown Minneapolis at 1021 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403.


WILL PARKING BE AVAILABLE?

Yes! We are currently working on securing parking lots for this event. Street parking will also be available. 


WILL MASKS BE REQUIRED?

Yes! In accordance with the Minneapolis mandate, regulation No. 2022-1, we will be requiring masks for patrons, employees, and visitors to wear a mask in businesses and places of public accommodation. You can learn more here


WILL VACCINATION STATUS OR A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST BE REQUIRED?

No, we will not be requiring registrants’ vaccination statuses, nor will we be requiring negative tests. 


WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?

Registration will close on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 9:00 am CST.


WILL FOOD AND COFFEE BE AVAILABLE?

Yes, coffee will be available on the Morning of the 19th, but limited coffee during the afternoon of the conference in light of the unique circumstances of catering events in keeping true to the new regulations for Minneapolis. Thank you for understanding!

We highly encourage that you bring your own coffee + water for the day! We will have limited coffee and water bottles available for you throughout the day. Please note that the venue does not have any working drinking fountains.

We will be providing small, pre-packaged snacks and a boxed meal for lunch. Everything will be prepared by individuals with gloves and masks on. If you have any questions, please email our Program Manager, Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org.


WHEN DO THE DOORS OPEN?

The doors will open at 8:15 am on Tuesday morning. We highly encourage you to give yourself enough time to find parking, check-in at registration, and grab a fresh cup of coffee!


If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Program Manager, Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org.

SCHEDULE

 

Check back soon – the schedule is being updated!

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$79.00
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Venue

River Valley Church – City Campus
105 N 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States