RoundTable Hosts

Greg and Zach met in 2009 at Emory and have maintained a brotherly friendship.  They frequently enjoy long talks over good food.  Join them for hearty conversation and food for thought at the RoundTable.

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Gregory C. Ellison II, Ph.D.

Greg graduated from Emory College in 1999.  Ten years later, he returned to his alma mater to join the faculty of Emory's Candler School of Theology, where he now serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling.  Greg is the founder of Fearless Dialogues, a grassroots non-profit that creates unique spaces for unlikely partners to have hard-heartfelt conversations about taboo subjects.  He cherishes relationships with family, friends, and his fraternity brothers in Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Contact Greg at


The Reverend Zachary Thompson

Zach graduated from Piedmont College in 2006.  Two years later, he began his studies at Emory's Candler School of Theology.  After completing his Masters of Divinity at Emory, Zach continued his education at The School of Theology in Sewanee.  He currently serves as rector at The Church of Saviour and Emory University's Episcopal Chaplain.  Zach is married to Amy Thompson, who teaches in Atlanta Public Schools.  They have two growing and inquisitive boys.  (Contact Zach at