Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is a powerful, prophetic preacher and thought-leader in the field of reconciliation. She is an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies and the Director of the Reconciliation Minor’s program at Seattle Pacific University. Brenda is an author, speaker, and consultant with over 25 years of experience in the field of racial, ethnic, and gender reconciliation (Igniting a Reconciliation Movement). Brenda earned her B.A. from Rutgers University, M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and D.Min. from formerly named Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, now Palmer Theological Seminary. Brenda was recently named by Christianity Today as one of the 50 women to watch for in her work shaping the church and culture. Brenda and her husband Dr. J. Derek McNeil, have two children and reside in Seattle.