Carolyn B. Helsel teaches preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She holds a PhD from Emory University and MDiv and ThM degrees from Princeton Seminary. Native to Texas, Helsel has been featured on Austin’s NPR affiliate and in The Presbyterian Outlook, and has led workshops for the White Privilege Conference and Festival of Homiletics. She is a sought-after speaker and preacher at churches around the country.
Dr. Y. Joy Harris-Smith has a PhD from Howard University in Communication and Culture and is a trained New York City special education teacher with more than 17 years of experience teaching junior high school youth through graduate school students. Harris-Smith serves as a full-time lecturer in Speech Communication in Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary.