Mae Elise Cannon

Board Director

Embracing biblical justice and practical theology to bring real solutions to global problems is what drives Mae Elise Cannon in her professional work. She has a broad array of experience in the Middle East and around the world, and is passionate about using her background to help serve the global church.

As the Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, her ministry and professional background includes serving as the Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach for World Vision-US, the executive pastor of Hillside Covenant Church, Director of Development and Transformation for Extension Ministries at Willow Creek Community Church, and as a consultant to the Middle East for child advocacy issues for Compassion International.

Mae earned doctorates in History (Ph.D) and Spiritual Formation (D. Min). She holds an M.Div. From North Park Theological Seminary, an M.B.A. from North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management, and an M.A. in bioethics from Trinity International University. Cannon completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Chicago in History, Philosophy, Social Studies, of Science and Medicine.

Mae has written or co-authored six books focused on global justice, and feels called to be a voice of encouragement and exhortation to the church, to be faithful in its collective mission toward biblical justice.

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