Mike is a native of State College, PA, and has spent the past 15 years in Chicago before recently returning to my hometown. For the past 8 years he has been helping to start Redeemer Anglican Parish, a network of seven congregations in Chicago, including outreaches to college campuses, nursing homes, Hispanic communities, and various Chicago neighborhoods. In addition to ministering, he is a string bass player, performing with Chicago and Austin based performers for the past 10 years. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Northwestern University and a M.A. in Theology from Wheaton College, and is currently working on a PhD in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University.
A native of Minnesota, Allison Niebauer has lived in Chicago for the past 5 years, working with refugee communities through World Relief and in the educational field with Mawi Learning. She is currently entering a PhD program in Rhetoric at Penn State University, where she also teaches Public Speaking. An avid music and cooking enthusiast, she hosts her own site on food and health living at livingfullywithout.com. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music and International Relations from Wheaton College.