Reverend Roger Scholtz is an ordained minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA). He was ordained in 1996. His churches in South Africa have included an inner-city congregation with its challenges including helping displaced refugees. As a member of a team established by the Seth Mokitim Methodist Seminary, he was among the last people to interview Nelson Mandela. Reverend Scholtz has been adjunct professor at this seminary since 2010. Reverent Scholtz has also been a member of the Doctrine, Ethics,
& Worship Committee of the MCSA since 2000.
Reverend Scholtz is currently on a period of study leave as he works toward a Ph.D. His area of research is the Book of Job. He currently serves as the Interim Senior Pastor of Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa.
Michael Novak, Ph. D. has a degree in theology from Marquette University and the University of Notre Dame. He is Assistant Professor of Theology and Interim Director of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University. He has also served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Loyola University in New Orleans. During his master’s studies in theology, Dr. Novak studied Judaism with Rabbi Michael Signon, a significant figure in Catholic-Jewish dialogue.