Our Speakers

Chasing Justice is committed to connecting you with innovative, justice oriented, faith filled speakers to inform and transform your community.

Chasing Justice Speakers

We believe that BIPOC leadership is integral to the healing of our imaginations and the flourishing of our world. Our speakers are committed to disrupting broken thinking, reimagining a world of beauty, and inspiring action.

Reach out to any of our speakers below to schedule them for a speaking engagement.

Speaker, Author, Activist

Sandra Maria Van Opstal

Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a second-generation Latina, is co-founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice, a movement led by people of color to mobilize a lifestyle of faith and justice.

Pastor, Speaker, Writer

Tyler Burns

Tyler Burns is an pastor, speaker, writer, and podcaster. He currently serves as the President of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective.

Afro-Latino Advocate, Entrepreneur, & Speaker

Jon Aragón

Jon Aragón is an Afro-Latino advocate, entrepreneur, and storyteller. A proud son of Colombian immigrants, Jon has a heart for the unique beauty and challenges of immigrants and Latino/a people.

Chair and Co-Founder of Chasing Justice

Mark Reddy

Mark serves as the Chair and Co-Founder of Chasing Justice, a movement designed to mobilize people of faith to follow Jesus and live justly.

Writer & Speaker

Kat Armas

Kat Armas (MDiv and MAT, Fuller Theological Seminary), is a Cuban-American writer and speaker, hosts The Protagonistas podcast.

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Associate Professor & Author

Robert Chao Romero

Robert Chao Romero, J.D.,Ph.D. Associate Professor, UCLA Chavez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies; Asian American Studies

Speaker & Co-host of The Roll Down Podcast

Matthew Melendrez

Matthew Jesse Melendrez, a third-generation Latino, lives in San Luis Obispo, CA with his wife Lindsey and son Micah. He is a speaker, counselor, and activist who is fighting for justice, liberation, and freedom for marginalized communities.

Speaker & Co-host of The Roll Down Podcast

Alethea Lamberson

Alethea Lamberson is the co-host of The Roll Down podcast. She has spent a decade training campus ministry staff and students in the area of diversity equity and inclusion.

Speaker and Facilitator

Emma Tautolo

Emma Tautolo is a Polynesian, Southern California native who is passionate about equipping the Church to engage in holistic mission. She has spent the last 12 years leading and training students and staff in college sports ministry and cultural competency.