Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung
Rev. Dr. Curtiss Paul DeYoung is the CEO of the Minnesota Council of Churches. Previously he was the Executive Director of the historic racial justice organization Community Renewal Society in Chicago and the inaugural Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University in St. Paul. He has served local congregations in New York City, Washington, DC, and Minneapolis as an ordained minister in the Church of God (Anderson, IN).
DeYoung earned degrees from the University of St. Thomas and Howard University School of Divinity. He has extensive relationships among activists and peacemakers in South Africa and the Holy Land.
He is an author and editor of twelve books on reconciliation, social justice activism, racism, and cultural diversity including co-author with South African anti-apartheid activist Allan Boesak of Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism (Orbis). He was on the editorial team for The Peoples’ Bible (Fortress). His most recent book is the co-authored Becoming Like Creoles: Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture, and Religion (Fortress, 2019).