Traci Harrod and Greg Swinney are The RISE Project’s “trainers” – our leaders for Refugee Journey and the outreach to International Students. Traci is the founder and director of Refuge, a nonprofit organization that provides workshops, training, and consultation to groups that want to engage people who have come to the US through refugee resettlement. She is committed to building communities that reflect the inclusive love of God by shifting from an “us/them” mindset to thinking about how we’re “becoming us” together.

Greg serves as the executive director of Crossroads International Student Ministries. For over thirty years he has worked with and among international students from all over the world. Greg trains and equips churches and campus ministries to reach out to the one million international students and visiting scholars currently studying in the U.S.