Director, Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation
Justin Beene lives with his wife, Karianne, and their two children, Jelani and Cheyenne, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Justin holds a master’s of social work in management of human services from the University of Michigan, a master's of arts in ministry leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership with an emphasis on entrepreneurial transformation from Bakke Graduate University. Justin is the founder/director of the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation, a partnership between Building Bridges Professional Services, Rising Grinds Café, two social enterprises that train and employ high-risk youth, Bethany Christian Services, and Double O Supply and Craftsman. Justin serves on the Board of Mosaic Christian Community Development Association in Benton Harbor, MI. and the International Advisory Board of the Center For Transforming Mission in Guatemala City.