JCA 2019 Keynote Speaker

Ken Wytsma

Lead Pastor of Village Beaverton and Founder of The Justice Conference

Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur. His work takes him around the world as a frequent international speaker on justice, theology, and leadership. Ken is known for his depth of insight and ability to inspire others to think deeply about faith, life, and leadership.

Ken is the lead pastor of Village Church in Beaverton, Oregon—a multicultural community in Christ. He is also the founder of The Justice Conference, which has reached over thirty thousand people across seven countries with a message on a theology of justice and God’s call to give our lives away. Ken teaches regularly for graduate schools on philosophy and justice.

Ken is the author of Pursuing Justice, The Grand Paradox, Create vs. Copy, The Myth of Equality, and Redeeming How We Talk. The Myth of Equality was named one of the top five Religion books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly. Ken has written widely, with articles appearing in RELEVANT Magazine, Huffington Post, Church Leaders, OUTREACH, Worship Magazine and more.

Ken lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Tamara, and their four daughters.