While each Institute is hosted and facilitated by members of the Lenses Group, our dear local partners are what truly makes the Institute unique. In each location, we partner with local practitioners, pastors, authors, business owners, artists, and leaders of the public square. All of our partners live and serve in the location of the Institute they partner with, bringing deep cultural context and expertise to their leadership. Here we recognize those dear servants who have partnered with the Institute, both past and present:


Dhati Lewis, Lead Pastor, Blueprint Church

Amisho Lewis, Artist & Activist, Humble Beast Records, The & Campaign

BJ Thompson, FOUNDEr & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Build a Better Us

Lyndosha Jamison, ESQ.

Kitti & Bill Murray, Founder, Refuge Coffee

Judy Wu Dominick, Speaker & blogger, lifereconsidered.com

John Onwuchekwa, Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Church

Rev. Dr. Justo Gonzalez, Author, Theologian

John & Kathryn Heinz, Centerform