ESA is the premier project of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University. That’s a mouthful! What it really means is that our non-profit mission is supported not only by generous donors, but by a seminary committed to faith and justice.
Our Faculty and Staff
Ron Sider, Founder and President
Paul Alexander, co-President-elect and Director of Public Policy programs
Al Tizon, co-President elect and Director of Holistic Ministry programs
Sarah Withrow King, Deputy Director
Rhian Tomasetti, Creative Director
Josh Cradic, Operations Manager
ESA’s Advisory Board
Mr. Charles Olson (Lexington, MA)
Dr. Ron Sider (Philadelphia, PA)
Mr. Malcolm Street (Ft. Worth, TX)
Ms. Anna Eckelbarger (Eugene, OR)
Mrs. Heidi Unruh (Hutchinson, KS)
Mrs. Valerie Hoekstra (New York, NY)
Mr. Frank Jemison (Memphis, TN)
Dr. Bryant Myers (La Canad, CA)
If you are a student or recent grad interested in interning at an organization dedicated to radical Christian discipleship, read more about ESA’s internship program.
ESA’s work is supported by Sider and Wilberforce Scholars, who give 10-15 hours a week in exchange for 50% or more of their tuition for graduate programs at Palmer Theological Seminary.
You can request a speaker from ESA by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request within 5 business days.