Thanks to everyone who joined us for Racial Realities. It was a great night of open conversation and community building.

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Racial Realities Panel

Brandi Kellett, Interviewer

BrandiKellettCircle-10Dr. Brandi Kellett focuses her scholarship on Caribbean, Postcolonial, and American Studies. She completed her graduate work at the University of Miami, and has taught for the last decade at the University in Coral Gables and at Lipscomb University. For six years she has written and led a Bible Study for women in their twenties. She speaks in Nashville about Christ, identity, race, and culture. Dr. Kellett has four children with her husband Josh and lives in Nashville.[spacer height="20px"]

Charles Robinson

CharlesRobinsonCircle-10Charles is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has a heart to teach others about Native American culture. He travels to reservations and Native communities to meet with tribal leaders regarding the challenges facing Indiginous people in the 21st Century. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Red Road, a non-profit organization which ministers in tribal communities in a culturally relevant, yet Biblically sound way. Charles and his wife Siouxsan have seven children and reside in Franklin, TN.[spacer height="20px"]

Paul Lim

PaulLimCircle-10Dr. Paul Lim is an award-winning historian of Reformation Europe. His last book, Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England(Oxford, 2012), won the Roland H. Bainton Prize in 2013 as the best book in history/theology by the Sixteenth Century Society. He teaches in the Divinity School, History Department and Religious Studies Department at Vanderbilt University and recently joined the CPC staff as Scholar-in-Residence. He has lived and was educated on three continents–Asia, America and Europe–and cares deeply about how God’s justice and shalom is manifested in our days of globalization and hyper-pluralisms. He is convinced that pursuit of racial justice is a key area where global evangelicals can apply the gospel more robustly in their daily life. He lives in the Seven Hills area of Nashville with his wife Miky and their 11-year old son, Christian.[spacer height="20px"]

Thomas Hunter

ThomasHunterCircle-10Pastor Thomas E. Hunter, Sr. serves as the Director of Community Relations for the Davidson County Sheriff's Office and as the Davidson County Democratic Executive District Man for District 8. He is also the pastor of Nehemiah Missionary Baptist church. He is passionate about his church and many community-based initiatives that serve at-risk youth and adults. He is a member of the interdenominational Ministers fellowship (IMF). He serves on the Nashville Prevention Partnership Board (NPP), the Jobs for Life board (JF/L), and the Dismas House Board in Nashville, TN. Thomas and his wife Elizabeth have two sons.[spacer height="20px"]

Richie Sessions

RichieSessions-10Richie is originally from Little Rock, AR. He graduated from Belmont University and attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. He graduated form RTS in 2004 with an M.Div. He ministered as the Associate Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, MS before becoming the Assistant Pastor to Young Adults at Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN. From 2009-2015, Richie served as the Senior Pastor at IPC. In 2015, Richie accepted a call to be the RUF Campus Minister at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Richie is married to Laura and they have three children, Mamie, Griffin, and Margaret.