Dr. Page Brooks
Editor in Chief
Dr. Page Brooks serves as President of the Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community and Editor in Chief of the Restoration Institute. He earned a Th.M. from the University of Stellenbosch and a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently a postgraduate student at the Free University of Amsterdam in the areas of ethics and philosophy of religion. He also serves as Lead Pastor of Mosaic Community Churches and preaches at the Canal Street Church location. He is married to Dr. Ashley Brooks and has three children.
Dr. Dedra N. Louis
Dr. Dedra N. Louis serves as a board member of the Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community and Senior Editor for the Restoration Institute’s blog and journal. She received her B.A. in print journalism from Southern University at New Orleans in 1995. She earned an M.A. in school and community counseling in 2007 and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision in 2017 from the University of Holy Cross. Dr. Louis has had diverse experiences as a counselor for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, victims and witnesses of violent crimes, law enforcement, offenders within parish and state correctional facilities, substance abuse, the chronically homeless, disaster recovery, and managed care organizations. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor (CCFC). Her dissertation was on the experiences of African-American male offenders who successfully re-entered society after incarceration.
Sarah Barnett is a native New Orleanian who serves as Program Coordinator for Restoration Journeys, a branch of the Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community. She has a B.A. in English from Loyola University New Orleans and an M.A. in Missiology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sarah has worked in missions education and volunteer coordination for over a decade and is passionate about community development.