Gun Violence Prevention Speakers Bureau

If you are concerned about preventing Gun Violence in America, this is an offer you don't want to miss.

The Activist Council of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at its yearly meeting in September 2015, established a Speaker’s Bureau of qualified individuals who are ready, willing, and able to come to your church, ecumenical gathering of churches, or Presbyteries to speak about America’s pandemic of gun violence from a Biblical, spiritual, moral and ethical point of view. We offer our Speaker’s Bureau to you and because we are convinced the knowledgeable and committed voice of the faith community on gun violence is the most needed voice in our country today.

We are prepared lead discussions with youth and adults, preach at worship, and/or take the lead in community forums or workshops. We can also meet via Skype with your group. What we ask in return is that you pay our travel expenses, provide meals while we are in your community, and give us a place to sleep.

If you are interested, please send an email to

James A. Atwood

Jim Atwood was the Pastor of The Wallace Presbyterian Church, Wallace, NC for five years before he and his wife, Roxana went to Japan as missionaries with the United Church of Christ in Japan where Jim worked as the Co-Director of the Student Christian Fellowship in Tokyo. After nine years, they returned to the States and Jim was called to be the Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church of Springfield, VA. (more)

 Jim Atwood

Sara Dorrien-Christians 

The Rev. Sara Dorrien-Christians is the pastor at Pine Island Church in Kalamazoo, MI. Her work with gun violence prevention began with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and continued with a local, ecumenical group, Kalamazoo Coalition for Common Ground: Reducing Gun Violence Together.Along with the Coalition, she has hosted screenings of the PDA's film Trigger: The Ripple Effects of Gun Violence and participated in community panel discussions. (more)

 Sara Dorrien-Christians