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Rabbi Elan Babchuck serves as the executive vice president at Clal, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and the founding executive director of Glean Network, an incubator for faith-based entrepreneurs. A sought-after keynote speaker and writer, Elan invests much of his professional and volunteer energy in efforts to build bridges across generational, ideological, and political divides, in America and abroad. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and their three children. Elan is an avid rock climber and constant gardener.

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Rev. Kathleen McShane is a serial intrapreneur, always pushing the edges of faith-based institutions and organizations toward more creativity, risk-taking and attentiveness to the unbounded, liberating movement of the Spirit. 


Kathi co-founded the Changemaker Initiative, which began in Silicon Valley and is now a small national movement of churches committed to empowering lay people to become compassion-driven changemakers like Jesus. That work has led her toward multiple projects that are re-imagining leadership for a Church faithful, hungry and agile enough to find its place in God’s hope for creation, always just beyond our view. 


Kathi lives on a vineyard on the Central Coast of California.

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