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Past Visitors 2007-08

  • Marilyn Miller

    Marilyn Miller is the Executive Director of the Lutheran Human Relations Association in Milwaukee, WI. She is an educator who served for almost 25 years in settings of higher education. Alongside this work, she has spent about 15 years facilitating cross cultural, anti-racism, and human relations work.
  • Tim Frakes

    Tim Frakes is an award winning videographer, video producer, script writer and editor. A 1984 graduate of Harding University his videos are broadcast on major television networks and distributed world wide through DVD sales. Tim Frakes videos are viewed widely at Video Google, You Tube and The Compulsive Traveler.
  • Mark Kresowik

    Mark Kresowik, acting director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light (IIP&L), will address social work students on organizing community strategies at the Don Kemp Memorial Scholarship Event, Wednesday, April 2, 5:00 p.m., Baker Village Commons.
  • Winston Persaud

    Dr. Winston D. Persaud is Professor of Systematic Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (Ph. D., 1980), Wartburg Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, 1977), and the University of Guyana (BA, 1974).
  • Mary Beth Pfeiffer

    Mary Beth Pfeiffer has been an award-winning investigative journalist for more than 20 years. A long-time staff writer for the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal, her reporting has prompted the indictment of corrupt politicians, exposed government impotence and incompetence, and consistently championed the disenfranchised. Her work has appeared in a variety of other publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Village Voice, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Hartford Courant, USA Weekend magazine and Des Moines Register.
  • William Kivuyo

    William Kuvuyo is the Program Coordinator for the Mwangaza Center in Arusha, Tanzania. Mwangaza Education for Partnership is a joint effort of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Started in 1996, the Mwangaza Center was designed as a teacher resource center to serve teachers at the 55 Lutheran Church-managed secondary schools in Tanzania.
  • Beth Lewis

    Beth Lewis is the President & CEO of Augsburg Fortress, the ministry of publishing for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
  • Michael Trice

    Michael Reid Trice is the Associate Executive for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • Purvi Shah and Sejal Shah

    Purvi Shah, Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women, a community-based anti-domestic violence organization and Sejal Shah, poet and writer will address the idea of what it means to be a South Asian American in the U.S. In “Journeys of Faith: Migration and Writing for Change”, the Ms. Shahs will outline how place, memory and travel can serve as vectors of reflection and change: through the act of writing itself, one can re-cast the world.
  • Robert Bela Wilhelm

    Robert Wilhelm is a theologian, storyteller, teacher, world traveler and pilgrim. He and his wife, Mary Jo Kelly Wilhelm, are founders of Storyfest Journeys,, a program that offers travelers opportunity to learn stories and oral tradition in their places of origin.
  • Al Miles

    Rev. Al Miles is a nationally known speaker and author on the issues of domestic violence and teen dating abuse.
  • Alice Swensen and Tania Kamal-Eldin

    Alice Swensen has taught in Cairo, Egypt, in Sudan (where she served as Fulbright Scholar), and in China, as well as at University of Oklahoma, Stillwater, and University of Northern Iowa. Tania Kamal-Eldin is an independent filmmaker and educator.