At JESUS + Justice, we viewed topics such as human suffering and social injustices through the lens of God’s word. Listen as our speakers share their insights on how the church can have an influence that reaches far beyond a Sunday morning service.

May 12–13, 2017

Conference Audio

Keynote Speakers


Satrina Reid

Satrina Reid is a gifted worship leader and Bible teacher currently residing in Louisville, KY. She holds a M.A. in Christian Education and a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and has held various music ministry leadership and discipleship roles for over 20 years. Satrina has served as both worship leader and speaker at various conferences and retreats for churches, parachurch ministries, and on short-term missions in Ghana, West Africa. She recently accepted a program coordinator position with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Satrina has been married to her loving husband, Dr. Kenneth J. Reid for 11 years.

Dr. Timothy Steele

Timothy H. Steele is associate professor of music and chair of the Music Department at Calvin College. He is a founding member and past president of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music and is director of the Christian Voices in Musicology Study Group. Before coming to Calvin College, Dr. Steele was director of the instrumental program, chair of the Department of Music, and dean of the Division of Arts and Letters at Covenant College. Prior to that he taught music history and theory at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he also directed the Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony. He was a clarinet student of Anthony Gigliotti (Philadelphia Orchestra) and earned the B.Mus.Ed. at Temple University (1981). In addition to teaching and research in music history, Dr. Steele performs extensively on early wind and string instruments.


Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson

Kristen Deede Johnson is Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Formation at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. In partnership with International Justice Mission, she and co-author Bethany Hanke Hoang recently wrote The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance (Brazos Press, 2016).  Previously, Kristen served as the founding director of the Studies in Ministry Minor and the Center for Ministry Studies at Hope College, programs dedicated to upholding the significance of theological formation, spiritual growth, cultural engagement, and vocational discernment. Kristen's scholarship focuses on theology, culture, and political theory and her other publications include Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2007).


Dr. Matthew Tuininga

Dr. Matthew Tuininga became Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in 2016. He previously taught at Emory University and Oglethorpe University, in Atlanta, Georgia, and at Sewanee, University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. Before that he served as a congressional aide in Washington D.C., and as a counterterrorism intelligence analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He preaches regularly and widely in Reformed and Presbyterian churches throughout North America and also speaks on topics revolving around Christian ethics and Christian cultural and political engagement. His first book, Calvin’s Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church: Christ’s Two Kingdoms, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. You can follow him at www.matthewtuininga.wordpress.com.



Mika Edmondson is the pastor of New City Fellowship OPC, a cross-cultural church plant in Southeast Grand Rapids. He graduated from Calvin Seminary, where he wrote a dissertation on Martin Luther King Jr.'s theology of suffering. He enjoys writing and speaking about how King's life and legacy inform our understanding of the gospel. He is happily married to Dr. Christina Edmondson and has two beautiful daughters, Zoe and Shiloh.

“Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
— Luke 10:36–37