Publications and Presentations

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Thrive Center Publications

Publications
Schnitker, S. A., Felke, T. J., Barrett, J. L., & Emmons, R. A. (2014). Virtue development following spiritual transformation in adolescents attending evangelistic summer camp. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 33, 22-35.
Samuelson, P. L., & Church, I. M. (2014). When cognition turns vicious: Heuristics and biases in light of virtue epistemology. Philosophical Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/09515089.2014.904197
Schnitker, S. A., Felke, T. J., Barrett, J. L., & Emmons, R. A. (2014). Longitudinal study of religious and spiritual transformation in adolescents attending Young Life summer camp: Assessing the epistemic, intrapsychic, and moral sociability functions of conversion. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 6, 83-93.
Barrett, J. L. and Greenway, T. S. (in press). Big Gods Can Get in Your Head. Religion, Brain, and Behavior.
Trigg, Roger, and Barrett, Justin L. (eds.) (in press). The Roots of Religion. Farnham, Surry: Ashgate Publishing.
Barrett, J. L. and Trigg, R. (in press). Cognitive and evolutionary studies of religion. In R. Trigg and J. Barrett (eds.), The Roots of Religion. Farnham, Surry: Ashgate Publishing.
Barrett, J. L., & Church, I. M. (in press). Should CSR give atheists assurance? On beer-goggles, BFFs, and skepticism regarding religious beliefs. The Monist.
Church, I. M. (in press). Manifest failure failure: The Gettier problem revived. Philosophica.
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Carr, D. R. & King, P. E. (in press). Purpose and Spirituality: Exploring the Role of Fidelity in Diverse Adolescents. J. Mennon (Ed.) Journal of Youth Development – Bridging Research and Practice (Special Issue).
Schnitker, S. A., & Emmons, R. A. (in press). Spiritual striving and seeking the sacred: Religion as goal-directed behavior. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 23(4). In K.L. Ladd and D.N. McIntosh (Eds.), In Honor of Bernard Spilka [Special Issue].
Schnitker, S. A., & Westbrook, J. T. (in press). Do good things come to those who wait? Patience interventions to improve well-being. In A.C. Parks (Ed.), The Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions. Wiley-Blackwell.
Emmons, R. A., & Schnitker, S. A. (in press). Gods and goals: Religion and purposeful action. In R.F. Paloutzian and C.L. Park (Eds.), The Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality,Vol. 2., New York: The Guilford Press.
Schnitker, S. A., & Emmons, R.A. (in press). Positive psychology and religion. In N.P Azari (Ed.),Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
Schnitker, S. A., Blews, A. E., & Foss, J. A. (in press). Patience and the processes of self-renewal.In E. A. Maynard and R. Wicks (Eds.), Self-Renewal Themes in Psychotherapy:A Guide for Clinicians. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Bronk, K. C., King, P. E, & Matsuba, M. K. (in press). Introduction to exemplarity research. In Matsuba, M. K., King, P. E., Bronk, K. C. (Eds.), New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development: Exemplar Methods and Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Strategies for Investigation (Special issue).
King, P. E. & Mueller, R. O. (in press). Cultural and contextual considerations in exemplar research. In Matsuba, M. K., King, P. E., Bronk, K. C. (Eds.), New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development: Exemplar Methods and Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Strategies for Investigation (Special issue).
Matsuba, M. K., King, P. E., Bronk, K. C. (Eds.) (in press), New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development: Exemplar Methods and Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Strategies for Investigation (Special issue).
King, P. E., Ramos, J. S. & Clardy, C. E. (in press). Searching for the sacred: Religious and spiritual development among adolescents. In K. Pargament (Ed.-in-Chief), J. Exline & J. Jones (Assoc. Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology: APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality: Vol 1. (pp. xxx-xxx). Washington, DC: American
Quagliana, H.L., King, P. E., Wagener, L. M., & Quagliana, D. P. (in press). Spiritually oriented interventions in developmental context. In D. F. Walker and W. L. Hathaway (Eds.) Spiritually oriented interventions in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Barrett, J. L. (2013). Exploring Religion’s Basement: The Cognitive Science of Religion. In R. Paloutzian and C. Park (eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Second Edition, pp. 234-255. Guildford.
Barrett, J. L. & Zahl, B. B. (2013). Cognition, Evolution, and Religion. In K. I. Pargament, J. J. Exline, and J. W. Jones (eds). APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality: Volume 1: Context, Theory, and Research, pp. 221-237. American Psychological Association.
Barrett, J. L., Kiş, A., Ilieş, A., Lisman, R., Jarvinen, M., & Keys, C. (2013). Main Drivers of Human Action. In R. Surdu (ed) Human Aspects of the Operational Environment. NATO HUMINT Centre of Excellence.
Roazzi, M., Nyhof, M. A., & Johnson, C. N. (2013). Mind, soul, and spirit: A cross-cultural study of conceptions of immaterial identity. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 23, 75-86
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Schnitker, S. A., & Emmons, R. A. (2013). Spiritual striving and seeking the sacred: Religion as meaningful goal-directed behavior. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 23, 315-324. doi:10.1080/10508619.2013.795822
Schnitker, S. A., & Emmons, R. A. (2013). Positive psychology and religion. In A. L. C. Runehov, L. Oviedo, & N. P. Azari (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions (pp. 1807-1814). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
Emmons, R. A., & Schnitker, S. A. (2013). Gods and goals: Religion and purposeful action. In R.F. Paloutzian and C. L. Park (Eds.), The Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (Vol. 2, pp. 256-273). New York: The Guilford Press.
Barrett, J. L. (2012). Born Believers: The Science of Children’s Religious Beliefs. The Free Press.
Barrett, J. L. (2012). How We Conceive of the Divine. In J. W. Van Huyssteen and K. Chamcham (eds). The Templeton Science and Religion Reader, pp. 139-160. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press.
Barrett, J. L. (2012). Toward a Cognitive Science of Christianity. In J. Stump and A. Padgett (eds.), Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity, pp. 319-334. Blackwell.
Schnitker, S. A. (2012). An examination of patience and well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 263-280. Doi: 10.1080/17439760.2012.697185
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Schnitker, S. A., Porter, T., Emmons, R. A., & Barrett, J. L. (2012). Attachment predicts adolescent conversions at Young Life religious summer camps. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 22, 198-215. doi: 10.1080/10508619.2012.670024
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Barrett, J. L. (2011). Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds. Templeton Press.
Barrett, J. L. (2011). Experiments. For M. Stausberg and S. Engler (eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion. Routledge.
Barrett, J. L. (2011). Cognitive Science of Religion. In N. Azari, A. Runehov, L. Oviedo, P. Brugger, P. Duran, R.
Paloutzian, R. J. Seitz, E. Borgman, J. Frye, J. A. Belzen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Springer.
Barrett, J. L. & Knight, N. (2011). Cognitive Psychology. In N. Azari, A. Runehov, L. Oviedo, P. Brugger, P. Duran,
R. Paloutzian, R. J. Seitz, E. Borgman, J. Frye, J. A. Belzen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Springer.
Barrett, J. L. (2011). Metarepresentation, Homo religious, and Homo symbolicus. In C. Henshilwood and F. D’Errico
(eds.), Homo symbolicus, pp.205­224. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Cohen, E. & Barrett, J. L. (2011). In search of ‘folk anthropology’: The cognitive anthropology of the person. In Wentzel vanHuyssteen and Erik Wiebe (eds.) In Search of Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Personhood, pp. 104­122. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
Noftle, E. E., Schnitker, S. A., & Robins, R. W. (2011). Character and personality: Connections between positive psychology and personality psychology. In K.M. Sheldon, T.B. Kashdan, & M.F. Steger (Eds.), Designing the Future of Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.
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King, P. E. (2011). Afterward: Where do we go from here? In R. M. Lerner, A. Warren, and E. Phelps (Eds.). Thriving and Spirituality among Youth: Research Perspectives and Future Possibilities. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
King, P.E., Carr, A. & Boitor, C. (2011). Spirituality, religiosity, and youth thriving. In R. M. Lerner, J. V. Lerner, and J. B. Benson (Eds.). Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol (1). Positive Youth Development: Research
and Applications for Promoting Thriving in Adolescence. Amsterdam: Elsevier Press.
Bundick, M. J., Yeager, D. S., King, P. E. & Damon, W. (2010). Thriving across the life span. In W. F. Overton (Eds.) Handbook of Life Span Development, 3rd Edition, Volume 1: Methods, Biology, Neuroscience, & Cognitive Development. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, p. 882­923.
King, P. E., Ramos, J. S. & Clardy, C. E. (2010). Religion & spirituality in diverse adolescents. In D. P. Swanson, M. C. Edwards, M. B. Spencer (Eds.), Adolescence: Development During a Global Era. Amsterdam: Elsevier Press, p. 415­446.
Gregory, J. P. & Barrett, J. L. (2009). Epistemology and counterintuitiveness: role and relationship in epidemiology of cultural representations. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 9, 289­314.
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Barrett, J. L., Porter, T., Emmons, R. A., & Schnitker, S. A. (2009). Different styles reach different kids: An empirical enquiry into Young Life camping outreach programs in the USA and Europe. Journal of Youth and Theology, 8, 10­27.
King, P. E. & Roeser, R. (2009). Religion & spirituality in adolescent development. In R. M. Lerner & L. Steinberg (Eds.) Handbook of Adolescent Psychology, 3rd Edition, Volume 1: Development, Relationships and Research Methods. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, p. 435­478.
King, P. E., & Furrow, J. L. (2008). Religion as a Resource for Positive Youth Development: Religion, Social Capital, and Moral Outcomes. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 34­49.
Emmons, R. A., Barrett, J. L., & Schnitker, S.A. (2008). Personality and the capacity for religious and spiritual experience. In O.P. John, R.W. Robins, & L.A. Pervin (Eds.), Handbook of Personality (3rd Ed, pp.634­653). New York: The Guilford Press.
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King, P. E. (2008). Spirituality as fertile ground for positive youth development. In R. M. Lerner, R. Roeser,
and E. Phelps (Eds.). Positive Youth Development and Spirituality: From Theory to Research. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press.
King, P. E., & Furrow, J. L. (2008). Religion as a resource for postive youth development: religion, social capital, and moral outcomes. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality(1), 34­49.
Schnitker, S. A., & Emmons, R. A. (2007). Patience as a virtue: Religious and psychological perspectives.Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 18, 177-­207.
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Furrow, J. L., & Palmer, G. (2007). EFFT and blended families: Building bonds from the inside out. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 26, 44­58.
Bradley, B., & Furrow, J. L. (2007). Inside blamer softening: Maps and missteps. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 26, 25­43.
King, P. E. (2007). Religion and positive youth development. In R. K. Silbereisen and R. M. Lerner (Eds.) Positive Development: Linking Individuals, Communities and Social Policies. London: Sage Publications, pp. 227­242.

Thrive Center Presentations

Presentations
July, 2014 - Science, Doctrine, and Theological Anthropology: A Response to Distinguishing Doctrine and Doctrinal Theory - A Tool for Interface between Science and Faith by Benno van den Torren. Lecture at the Configuring Adam and Eve Conference, Kellogg College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Dr. Justin Barrett
July, 2014 - How To Train Your Dragon: A Christian Response to Evolutionary and Cognitive Sciences of Religion. Lecture for the BioLogos Foundation's Evolution and Christian Faith Conference, St. Catherine College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Dr. Justin Barrett
July 2014 - When Science "Explains" Religion: Basic Approaches and Implications. Faraday Institute Summer Course, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Dr. Justin Barrett
May, 2014 - Give up Childish Ways or Receive the Kingdom Like a Child? Spiritual Formation from a Developmental Perspective. Plenary lecture for the “Psychology and Spiritual Formation” conference of the Center for Christian Thought (Biola University), La Mirada, California.
Dr. Justin Barrett
May, 2014 - Give up Childish Ways or Receive the Kingdom Like a Child? Spiritual Formation from a Developmental Perspective. Plenary lecture for the “Psychology and Spiritual Formation” conference of the Center for Christian Thought (Biola University), La Mirada, California.
Dr. Justin Barrett
April, 2014 - Children’s Understanding of Intentional Agents: Revisiting the Preparedness Hypothesis. Paper presentation at the American Psychological Association Division 36 Mid-Year Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.
Gregory Foley, Tyler Greenway, Dr. Justin Barrett
March, 2014 - The Utility of Evolutionary Psychology: Religion, relationships, and receptiveness. Lecture for the John Templeton Foundation, West Conshohoken.
Dr. Justin Barrett
March, 2014 - Toward a Reidian Cognitive Science of Religion. Invited plenary lecture for The Center for the Study of Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary, Spring Conference, "Religion in the Scottish Enlightenment".
Dr. Justin Barrett
February, 2014 - What is Intellectual Humility? Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives. Public lecture at University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Dr. Justin Barrett
November, 2013 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Promise of Cognitive Science of Religion. Center for Research in Science (CRIS) lecture series, "Pursuing the Science-Faith Dialog with Unity and Grace."
Dr. Justin Barrett
November, 2013 - How does religion work in the processes of virtue development and moral formation? Symposium organized at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Dr. Sarah Schnitker
November, 2013 - The effects of imbuing virtue development activities with spiritual meaning: Self­control and patience interventions in adolescents. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Dr. Sarah Schnitker
November, 2013 ­- Prayer practices and gratitude: Comparing gratitude journaling to prayers of gratitude and thanksgiving. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. K. Richardson & Dr. Sarah Schnitker
September, 2013 - How to Train Your Dragon: A Christian Response to Cognitive Science of Religion. Is Christianity Natural? Evolutionary and Cognitive Science Perspectives. Seattle Pacific University.
Dr. Justin Barrett
June, 2013 - Faith and Vocation. Presentation at the Biologos Conference, Boston, MA.
Dr. Justin Barrett & T. O’Connor, University of Michigan
June, 2013 – “Implicit Theories of Intellectual Humility.” Educating for Intellectual Virtues Conference. Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Peter Samuelson, Dr. Ian Church, M. Jarvinen, T. Paulus.
June, 2013 -­ The virtue of thrift and sustainable culture: Development of the multidimensional thrift measures to predict sustainable behaviors, and promoting thrift as an antidote to materialism. Poster presented at the International Positive Psychology Association World Congress, Los Angeles, CA.
P. Reppas & Dr. Sarah Schnitker
June, 2013 ­- The character strength of spirituality in adolescents and emerging adults: The moral development functions of spirituality in diverse contexts. Symposium organized at the International Positive Psychology Association World Congress, Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Sarah Schnitker
June, 2013 -­ The effects of spiritual transformation on virtue development in evangelical adolescents. Paper presented at the International Positive Psychology Association World Congress, Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Sarah Schnitker
June, 2013 -­ Positive developmental markers in adolescents: Content of personal strivings and well­being. Paper presented at the International Positive Psychology Association World Congress, Los Angeles, CA.
N. Fernandez, R. Thomas & Dr. Sarah Schnitker
May, 2013 -­ What Can We Learn from Cognitive Science? Talk of God, Talk of Science Conference. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, May 3, 2013.
Dr. Justin Barrett
May, 2013 -­ When Science Explains Religion. Talk of God, Talk of Science Conference. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. May 3, 2013.
Dr. Justin Barrett
April, 2013 – “Intellectual Humility and Disagreement.” The 39th Conference on Value Inquiry.Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Dr. Ian Church
April, 2013 – “Gettier and the Future of Religious Epistemology.” The Society of Christian Philosophers’ Midwest Region Conference. Georgetown College. Georgetown, Kentucky.
Dr. Ian Church
April, 2013 ­- Creation and psychometric evaluation of a nomothetic strivings questionnaire to assess adolescent positive development. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA. Dr. Sarah Schnitker, N. Fernandez, & R. Thomas
March, 2013 – “Should CSR Give Atheists Epistemic Assurance?” The Society of Christian Philosophers’ Mountain­Pacific Regional Conference. The University of Colorado at Boulder. Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Justin Barrett & Dr. Ian Church
March, 2013 ­- Born Believers? The Science of Children’s Religious Beliefs. California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, March 2013.
Dr. Justin Barrett
January, 2013 -­ Why Do People Believe in God? A Perspective from Psychology. One day seminar at Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia, January 2013. Three lectures:
(1) Why Do People Believe in God?
(2) Born Believers
(3) Does Explaining Religion = Explaining Away Religion?
Dr. Justin Barrett
December, 2012 -­ Main Drivers of Human Action. Human Aspects of the Operational Environment Conference. Bucharest, Romania, December 6­8, 2012.
Dr. Justin Barrett
November, 2012 – “The Role of Intellectual Humility and Intellectual Arrogance in Civil Discourse.” Association for Moral Education. San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Peter Samuelson
November, 2012 ­- Religious conversion and economic functioning: A study of the indigenous people of Ecuador. Paper presented at Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
B. Lynch & Dr. Sarah Schnitker
November, 2012 -­ "Age­Effects in the Epidemiology of Counterintuitive Representations: The Chinese Challenge." Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. San Francisco, California.
Dr. Justin Barrett
October, 2012 ­- Born Believers: The Science of Children’s Religious Beliefs and Implications for the Church, Glencoe Union Church, Glencoe, Illinois, October 2012.
Dr. Justin Barrett
October, 2012 ­- Sticky Faith Workshop
Dr. Pamela King & Dr. James Furrow
October, 2012 -­ Dare to Thrive. Installation address at Fuller Theological Seminary. Pasadena, CA. October 25, 2012.
Dr. Justin Barrett.
April, 2012 ­- "The God in My Head: Can Psychologists Explain Religious Beliefs?" Veritas Forum, Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island.
Dr. Justin Barrett
Video Link: http://youtu.be/blp6RrB2NJE
April, 2012 -­ "Cognitive Science, Evolution, and Religion: Why Do So Many People Believe in God?" Veritas Forum, Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Justin Barrett
Video Link: http://youtu.be/aqCRwkak-TU
April, 2012 -­ Born Believers. The Skeptics Society, CalTech.
Dr. Justin Barrett
March, 2012 -­ Spiritual transformation and virtue development in Young Life adolescents.Paper presented at the APA Division 36 10th Annual Mid­Year Research Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Columbia, MD.
Dr. Sarah Schnitker
February, 2012 -­ "Does Explaining Religion = 'Explaining Away' Religion?" Cunard Insights.
Dr. Justin Barrett
February, 2012 -­ "Born Believers? The Science of Children's Religious Beliefs." Cunard Insights.
Dr, Justin Barrett
February, 2012 -­ "Is Religion Good For You?" Cunard Insights.
Dr. Justin Barrett
February, 2012 -­ "What Babies Know, How We Know It & Why It Matters." Cunard Insights.
Dr. Justin Barrett
January, 2012 ­- The effect of spiritual transformation on virtue development in adolescents. Poster session presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
T. Felke, R. Burnside, Dr. Sarah Schnitker
January, 2012 ­- Spiritual strivings, patience, and well­being in a religious adolescent sample. Poster session presented at the SPSP Psychology of Religion Pre­conference, San Diego, CA.
J. Foss & Dr. Sarah Schnitker
January, 2012 -­ "Why Would Anyone Believe in God?" Veritas Forum, University of California. Davis, California.
Dr. Justin Barrett
Video Link: http://youtu.be/3I3GAaswAkc
October, 2011 ­- "Evolutionary Byproducts and the Imago Dei." The John Templeton Foundation Symposium.
Dr. Justin Barrett
September, 2011 -­ "Faith, Psychology, and the Origins of God." Veritas Forum, University of Tennessee. Knoxville, Tennessee.
Dr. Justin Barrett
Video Link: http://vimeo.com/31257360
May, 2011 ­- Naturalness of Religion and Religious Freedom. “The Case for Religious Freedom”: A Consultation of Scholars and Policy Experts, The Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, NJ, May 2011.
Dr. Justin Barrett
May, 2011 -­ On the Naturalness of Religion. Religious Freedom Project, Standing Seminar on Cognitive Science of Religion. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, May 2011.
Dr. Justin Barrett
April, 2011 - “Spirituality as fertile ground for positive youth development.” Keynote address at the Spiritual Development Presession at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Pamela King
April, 2011 - “International perspectives on spiritual development: The roles of transcendence, fidelity and action.” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Pamela King, A. Carr, C. E. Clardy
April, 2011 -­ “Spirituality and positive youth development among culturally diverse adolescents.” Chairs of Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Pamela King & Dr. Richard Lerner
April, 2011 -­ “Measuring adolescent spirituality: A factor analysis among Mexican youth.” Paper presented at a symposium at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Pamela King, C. E. Clardy, K. Sung, Dr. Jim Furrow, O. Benitez