Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp, Professor Dr. Anthony Gittins has taught Theology and Cultural Anthropology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago since 1984. Born in Manchester, England, he earned an MA and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has taught and worked in some thirty-five countries. His pastoral outreach includes ministry in cultures from Africa to the Pacific, and work with Chicago's disenfranchised, especially homeless women. He is the author of numerous books and articles. Father Gittins also lectures and leads retreats nationally and internationally. He continues his anthropological work by spending periods of time in local churches, especially in Africa and the Central Pacific, working on inculturation by bringing learnings from cultural anthropology and theology together. His commitment to homeless women in Chicago, whose stories he told in Where There's Hope, There's Life: Women's Stories of Homelessness and Survival, is ongoing.
Maurice J. Nutt, CSsR, DMin, holds a doctorate of ministry degree in preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology and is a noted revival, mission, and retreat preacher both nationally and internationally. Father Nutt is also a faculty member at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he teaches preaching. Currently Father Nutt is a member of the Redemptorist Parish Mission Team based in Chicago.