David Swanson is the founding pastor of New Community Covenant Church, an intentionally multiracial congregation in Chicago's Bronzeville community, and serves as CEO of New Community Outreach, a nonprofit working to reduce causes of trauma in the neighborhood. He is a former Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church and the author of Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity. He and Maggie have been married for 20 years and they have two sons. You can connect with David online at dwswanson.com, on Twitter, or Facebook.
Krystal Speed joined the Missio Alliance team as the Conference Strategist for the 2019 National Gathering. Since, she has provided operational and event management support for the organization. Through her company, Krystal Speed Consulting, she provides project management, program design and human capital management services to churches, nonprofits and small businesses. As the HR Strategist with The COO Team, she facilitates the People Academy, a 90 day intensive that helps leaders strategically plan for and address their people needs, while leveling up their systems.