Justin Lonas

Director of Foundational Products and Regional Partnerships

Justin read When Helping Hurts with his church missions committee in 2009, starting a shift in his thinking about poverty and the church that led to his joining the team at Chalmers in 2016 after serving in different roles for 10 years at an international missions organization. At Chalmers, he coordinates the work behind books, articles, blog posts, online courses, video projects, and small group curriculums produced by Chalmers’ staff and ministry partners around the core concepts of a biblical framework for poverty alleviation and works with churches and organizations to help them apply these ideas in their ministry programs. Justin and his wife, Rachel, have four daughters, and he has served his local church as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and outreach coordinator. He enjoys the outdoors, literature, writing, and cooking for his family and others. He holds a B.A. in communications from Bryan College (2006), and is working on an M. Div. (expected graduation 2024) at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta.

Justin headshot 2021