Lloyd Chia

The Urban Church as Fair-Weather Friend: From White Flight to Gentrification, is presented by Dr. Lloyd Chia, Associate Professor of Social Science, and explores the intersection of urbanization, gentrification, wealth, racial injustice, and faith.

Courage Mudzongo

The Short Term Mission (STM) market is booming, with an estimated 1.5 million people investing billions of dollars in STM trips each year. Previous research shows mixed findings on the impact of STMs on the lives of participating missionaries and the communities they serve. Dr. Courage Mudzongo, Assistant Professor of Psychology, will share his research and explore scenarios that could lead to win-win outcomes for missionaries, researchers, and host communities.