Michael J. Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post. He is the author of Heroic Conservatism (HarperOne, 2007) and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (Moody, 2010).
Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning. He was a key administration advocate for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), the fight against global sex trafficking, and funding for women’s justice and empowerment issues.
Gerson is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois. He grew up in the St. Louis area and now lives with his wife and sons in northern Virginia.
Stephanie Summers is the CEO of the Center for Public Justice, an independent, non-partisan civic education and public policy organization based in Washington, D.C.
A frequent college speaker, Summers helps students and faculty discover the implications of public justice in varied public policy frameworks.
She earned a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Eastern University, where she holds an appointment to the board of fellows for the PhD in Organizational Leadership.
She and her husband, Jason E. Summers, are residents of the District of Columbia.
Katie Thompson is the editor of Shared Justice, an online journal for millennials published by the Center for Public Justice.
A 2012 graduate of Gordon College, Thompson was the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper during her senior year and served as a Fellow with the Gordon College News Service.
Her work has been published in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, 1776, and The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture.
A native of New Jersey, she now resides in the District of Columbia.