Do Justice ’18
October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Churchnet’s Do Justice ’18 gathering will be on Tuesday afternoon and evening, October 16, 2018. It will be held at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Featured speakers for the plenary from 6-9 p.m. are Amanda Tyler (of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty) and Nimrod Chapel (of the Missouri NAACP). More information, including about breakout sessions will be added here soon. The event is free to students & $10 for everyone else who joins us for supper.
Amanda Tyler is Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, which united 15 Baptist bodies (including Churchnet) to advocate for religious liberty for all. Called a “powerful advocate” and “rising star in the sector” by The Nonprofit Times, she was named one of the nation’s top 50 nonprofit leaders in 2018. A member of the Texas and U.S. Supreme Court Bar, Tyler has experience working in Congress, in a private legal practice and serving as a law clerk for a federal judge. A native of Austin, Texas, Tyler graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in foreign service, magna cum laude. She was hired by the BJC to serve as assistant to the general counsel. Tyler left the BJC to enroll in The University of Texas School of Law, where she received her J.D. with honors. Following law school, Tyler worked in private practice and served as a law clerk for a U.S. district court judge in Dallas, Texas. She later joined the staff of U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett in Austin and Washington, D.C. She returned to the BJC in 2017 to serve as executive director.
Nimrod Chapel is President of the Missouri NAACP State Conference. Rod is a trial lawyer who represents people injured, cheated or mistreated. The founder and owner of The Chapel Law Group, he has spent a career providing representation to the voiceless. Rod has had the privilege of working for numerous individuals and organizations. Some of those include representing protesters arrested after 40 days of action in the Poor Peoples’ Campaign and the clergy in the “Medicare 23” protest. Rod was appointed as a Commissioner on the Administrative Hearing Commission in October of 2007 after serving as the 12th Director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. He served as General Counsel/Director of Legal Services for the Missouri Department of Revenue. He is a life member and President of the Jefferson City, Missouri NAACP. He also serves on a number of other boards including the YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP), Protect Your Right to Vote, Rotary, and Missouri Kids First, and Rotary.