Rev. Dr. Shawn Casselberry is a passionate advocate for God’s justice, writer, activist, and Executive Director for Mission Year, a leading national Christian ministry that trains Christian young adults to love God, love people, and be a force for justice in the city (www.missionyear.org). Trained in Kingian non-violence and community organizing, Dr. Casselberry actively works for peace and reconciliation in the city. He has a passion for mentoring young adults and mobilizing the church around issues of racial and economic justice, particularly issues of mass incarceration and youth violence. Dr. Casselberry currently serves on the Christian Community Development Association Mass Incarceration Taskforce and is on the board of Celestial Ministries, a community drumline and support system for youth with incarcerated loved ones in Chicago. He is also a regular prison volunteer at Stateville maximum security prison. With a Masters degree in World Missions and Evangelism from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Building Beloved Community from McCormick Theological Seminary, Dr. Casselberry is committed to speaking truth to power and equipping the church be a prophetic witness in the world. Dr. Casselberry has been married to his wife Jen for 16 years and lives in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the west side of Chicago.
You can follow him on Twitter: @Scasselberry