Human Trafficking is one of the oldest evils in the world. Exploiting women, men, and children for profit is illegal. When they are rescued, who cares for the legal consequences of the victims after they are freed? Nate Knapper will introduce the exciting work of the Joseph Project - leveraging legal resources to restore lives shattered by exploitation.
Nate Knapper is the Founder and CEO of The Joseph Project, a nonprofit organization that connects human trafficking survivors with pro bono legal services. As a federal law enforcement officer, he served on a Detroit-based anti-trafficking squad, where he investigated human trafficking and child exploitation matters. Nate formerly served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Michigan Department of Attorney General, where he worked as a member of the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Michigan.
He is a graduate of Calvin College, Pepperdine Law School, and the Straus Dispute Resolution Institute.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.