The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek is the lead clergy expert in the world on Artificial Intelligence. He is known internationally for his expertise regarding emerging technology and theology. Rev. Benek has previously served churches in Hopewell & Ridgewood New Jersey; Greenville, Ohio; Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He also presently serves as the Pastor & Head of Staff at First Miami Presbyterian Church. He holds degrees from Hiram College, Princeton Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and he is currently enrolled at Durham University in the United Kingdom.
He is a graduate of the world’s first ever Doctor of Ministry program focusing specifically on Science and Theology. The program was envisioned with the help of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and implemented through Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Dr. Benek has been featured in countless media features throughout the world including: The New York Times, The Atlantic, Gizmodo, The Associated Press, Le Monde, The UK Daily Mail, Yahoo News, USA Today, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Motherboard, Russia Today, and Christianity Today.
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Sylvia Trein is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Lauderdale. A graduate of the University of Miami, she has worked in education, nonprofit, and corporate domains. Her interests span subjects from behavioral psychology to sustainable consumer products, from moral philosophy to food.
Generosity Strategist at Generis, Pastor at Cornerstone Miami Church
Duncan Platt cultivated a love and passion for God and the church through his upbringing in the church world. He was born in South Africa to parents who started and led one of the largest international, multi-site campus churches, which exposed him to the beauty and complexity of cross cultural and interdenominational expressions of Christianity. He went on to earn a bachelors in commerce and a graduate degree in management from the University of Pretoria, in South Africa, and a masters in organizational leadership from Regent University in Virginia, USA. Today, he and his wife are based out of Boca Raton, Florida, and he is the CEO of BoldOrion, a technology consultancy, the CTO of FaithSocial, a Christian social media start-up, and the managing director of Tetelestai Media, a not for profit Christian publisher.
BA, MDIV, PHD
Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Founder and Leader, Doxa Deo and City Changers Movement
BSC, MA, PHD, PHD, FRAS
Principal, St. John’s College and Professor of Theology and Religion at Durham University