Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, where she also directs the Reconciliation Studies Minor program. Dr. Brenda is also an author, speaker and thought leader with over 25 years of ministry experience in the field of racial, ethnic and gender reconciliation. She was on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 14 years. Dr. Brenda was featured as one of the 50 most influential women to watch by Christianity Today in 2012. She is also an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church and serves as a teaching pastor at Quest Covenant Church in Seattle.