Katie Geneva Cannon is the Annie Scales Rogers Professor for Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. She was the first African-American woman to be ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Emilie M. Townes is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School. The author or editor of several publications, she is a former president of the American Academy of Religion.
Angela D. Sims is Assistant Professor of Ethics and Black Church Studies at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri.