Speakers

Sandra Van Opstal

Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a second-generation Latina, is the co-founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice. She is an author, speaker, liturgist and activist reimagining the intersection of faith and justice. She focuses her work centering justice under the mentorship of the global church, for the mobilizing of the next generation of leaders. Sandra has given leadership in global movements such as Lausanne, The Justice Conference, and Urbana Missions Conference. She has also had a strong domestic presence as a local pastor and activist, director of Chicago Urban Program and Latino National Leadership Team (LaFe) of InterVarsity. Sandra’s influence has also reached many others through teaching on topics such as justice, ethnic identity formation, and racial equity. Sandra serves as a board member for CCDA. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently pursing doctoral work in Urban Leadership and Transformation. Her most recent books include Still Evangelical and The Next Worship. Sandra lives on the west-side of Chicago with her husband and two boys. 

 

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