Christena Cleveland is an independent scholar and the founder and director of the Center for Justice + Renewal. She was an associate professor of the practice of reconciliation at Duke Divinity School from 2015 to 2019. She is a social psychologist, author and speaker, and is the author of "Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart", a 2013 Leadership Journal Book Award winner. In 2014, Christianity Today named her one of “33 Under 33” (millennials leading the next generation of Christian faith) and JET magazine identified her one as of five “online shepherds to follow.” She earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara.