SABA RASHEED ALI, PHD, is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University of Iowa in the Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations. She received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon in 2001. Her research interests include women and Islam and the intersections between multiculturalism and feminism. Additional research interests include vocational development of underserved youth, especially vocational and educational development of rural youth.
PAUL ASHBY, MDIV, DDIV, did his doctoral work at Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Ashby has served as senior minister of Mainline churches in Ohio, Connecticut, and California. He has received a “Friends of Tibet” award for his work with Tibetan refugees in Connecticut and a Merrill Fellowship to Harvard University to conduct research in world religions.
THE REV. DR. JAMES R. BEEBE, D.MIN, is a retired Air Force pilot and associate rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He received his doctor of ministry from Drew University in 21st Century Church Leadership, specializing in classical Christian spirituality in a postmodern age. He is soon to be the rector of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Incline Village, Nevada.
JOHN R. BELCHER, MDIV, PHD, LCSW-C, received a masters of social work from the University of Kentucky in 1981 and masters of divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1982. He served as pastor of a small rural Kentucky congregation for three years. He then worked for two years as a therapist at a community mental health center in Wyoming before pursuing a PhD in social welfare. Since 1987, he has taught for the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is an active therapist and pastoral counselor. He also teaches for the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary's Seminary and University.