We are Salter McNeil & Associates
The mission of Salter McNeil & Associates (SMA) is to inform, inspire & ignite the next generation of global, Christian, reconciliation leaders. Our desire is to empower and equip interculturally competent leaders to transform colleges, churches, seminaries and Christian organizations into reconciling communities.
Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil
President and Founder
Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, president and founder of Salter McNeil and Associates, is an author, speaker and thought-leader with over 25 years of ministry experience in the field of racial, ethnic and gender reconciliation. She stands at the forefront of an international movement that actively seeks to invite and usher people from every tribe and nation into the Household of God. Due to her extensive ministry experience alongside having earned a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Palmer Theological Seminary, Dr. Salter McNeil has been invited to be an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University. At SPU, she leads the Reconciliation Studies minor for the undergraduate program and teaches Master of Divinity students in the seminary program.
In all of these ministry contexts, Dr. Salter McNeil boldly declares a vision that unites, transforms and offers healing for all people of our world. She hopes this legacy will continue through the thousands of emerging leaders she influences through her speaking, writing and coaching.
Rev. Brenda is also a teaching pastor at Quest Church in Seattle, WA. Quest is an urban, multiethnic, multigenerational church that strives to be an incarnational presence in a postmodern and post-church culture.
A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race (IV Press 2008)
The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change, Co-authored with Rick Richardson, Associate Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (InterVarsity Press, January, 2005)
“My Friend Sam: The Battle for Self-Esteem,” pp. 15-29, Chapter 1 in Women’s Liberation Jesus Style: Messages of Spirituality and Wisdom, Stephanie Bibb, Editor, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL 1998, 2002
Rosanne Swain, based in Vancouver, Canada, is the Strategic Director for Salter McNeil and Associates. She has worked for over 15 years to raise awareness of racial diversity and equality in a variety of settings. At the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she served as a Financial Chairperson of the Student Council, where she made monetary decisions that enriched the diversity of campus life. Rosanne later worked for Pepsi-Cola in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a marketing associate with a concentration in new products and ethnic marketing. She later came to Chicago to accept a position at LINK Unlimited, a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, which provides scholarships for African-American high school students and establishes mentoring relationships, which help bridge the racial divide between students and sponsors.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from UCLA, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Rosanne, along with her husband, John Swain Jr., also have eight years of experience in marriage ministry. They home-school their three children, with an emphasis in Chinese and African culture and history.
All of these experiences and her growing compassion for unity and positive ethnic identity formation have called Rosanne Swain to serve in the ministry of reconciliation.