Paco Amador (@PacoChi7) pastors the New Life congregation in a Mexican immigrant neighborhood in Chicago. He enjoys running, dancing with his four daughters, wrestling with his three boys, and bike riding through the city. Pastor P and his wife, Sylvia, have been married for 20 years.
Raphael Anzenberger (@RaphAnzenberger) is CEO of France Evangelisation and president of the Francophone Evangelist Forum. He is an evangelist, missiologist, church planter, author, and speaker who seeks to raise a new generation of young evangelists who will bring the message of the cross throughout the Francophone world.
Ken Baker (@KenJBaker) is the international ministry training facilitator for SIM, an adjunct professor of cross-cultural ministry at Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College, and currently teaching missiology at the Institut Missiologique du Sahel, in Burkina Faso.
Leroy Barber (@leroybarber) has dedicated more than 25 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living what Dr. King called “the beloved community.” He is co-founder and director of the Voices Project and college pastor at Kilns College. Rev. Barber is on the boards of The Simple Way, Missio Alliance, The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), and the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). Leroy is author of three books. He and his wife, Donna, have been married for 29 years and together they have five children.
Scott Bessenecker (@Bessenecker) is associate director of mission for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Each year, he helps to mobilize thousands of students to high-crime, high-poverty neighborhoods in the U.S. and to dozens of nations around the world. He is author or editor of five books, including his new release Overturning Tables: Freeing Missions from the Christian-Industrial Complex. Scott also blogs at www.OverturningTabels.net.
Matt Brown (@evangelistmatt) is an evangelist, author of Awakening, and founder of Think Eternity. He and his wife, Michelle, are impacting thousands of people with the gospel each year through live events and online. They also minister to a quarter million followers on social media daily.
Laurel Bunker is dean of campus ministries and campus pastor at Bethel University. Laurel’s mission is to radically impact the lives of individuals through empowered teaching and preaching and through mentoring others to be influencers of culture through Christ-centered leadership development.
Tom Burns is a chaplain at the Chicago O’Hare Airport Chapel, ministering to travelers and the over 40,000 employees working at O’Hare Airport. He is an executive coach and consultant, working with Christian business executives and church/nonprofit leaders.
Nate Butler (@NButlercomix35) is a former Henson/Marvel/DC/Archie writer and artist now coaching and consulting on creative ways to use the visual storytelling medium of comics as a tool for evangelism and discipleship. He is president/CEO of COMIX35.
Chris Castaldo (PhD, London School of Theology) (@chriscastaldo) is senior pastor of New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Talking with Catholics about the Gospel. Learn more at www.chriscastaldo.com.
Samuel Chiang is president and CEO of The Seed Company. Born in Taiwan, he grew up and worked in Canada and formerly served as COO of TWR. He has authored book chapters in diverse genres including innovation, orality, and persecution.
Wendie Connors is founder of Stringing Pearls with Wendie, She is an author, blogger, and speaker, and loves nothing better than learning and teaching about Jesus, and how to weave scripture into each aspect of everyday life. Check out Stringing Pearls on Facebook.
John Crilly is the national field director at Q Place, a ministry empowering Christians to engage in meaningful conversations about God with people who believe differently. He is also the co-author of The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations available in Spring 2016.
Jonathan Dodson (@Jonathan_Dodson) founded City Life Church in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Robie, and a small group of people. They have three children. He is author of several books including The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing and Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection. He is also the founder of GospelCenteredDiscipleship.com. More info at jonathandodson.org.
Craig Dyer (@CraigDyer1)is training director at Christianity Explored Ministries and associate pastor at Harper Church, Glasgow, Scotland. Convinced of the power of God’s word to change lives, he summarizes his work as “equipping hundreds to train thousands to rescue millions.”
Nancy Grisham (@nancygrisham) is a speaker and founder of Livin’ Ignited. She is author of Thriving: Trusting God for Life to the Fullest, has frequently taught at Willow Creek Community Church mid-week classes and served as the evangelism pastor in a church of 6,500 people led by Stuart Briscoe.
Joe Handley (@jwhandley) is president of Asian Access. Previously, he was founding director of Azusa Pacific University’s Office of World Mission and lead mission pastor at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. He also co-led one of the first multi-national high school mission congresses in Mexico City. Joe strives to develop leaders who multiply churches that transform nations. Learn more: Asian Access Blog
Carrie Boren Headington (@CBHeadington) is an evangelist and apologist who communicates the good news of Jesus locally, nationally, and internationally. Carrie founded the Good News Initiative helping people meet God, know God, and share God. She is adjunct professor in evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary, an evangelist in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, the wider Episcopal/ Anglican Church, and an occasional guest on Daystar Christian Television.
Ron Hutchcraft (@ronhutchcraft) is an international speaker, radio host, and bestselling author. As president of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Ron and his team specialize in developing, authentic, relevant, and creative tools to reach people with the message of Jesus. Ron’s closest partner in life and work is his wife, Karen. They are the parents of three grown children and have nine grandchildren
Lucia (pseudonym) has been pouring light, love, and truth into the lives of Atheist and Muslim friends in Asia for more than a decade.
Sam Kim (@Sam180church) is founder of 180 Church NYC, a community joining God to restore the beauty in all things. He teaches and writes about culture, preaching, and evangelism in various contexts. He is husband to Lydia, dad to Nathan and Josh, and best-friends with his dog, Brownie. Learn more atsamdkim.com
Rob Martin is a partner with the First Fruit Institute, serving ministries and colleague foundations as a coach on a variety of organizational issues. He also serves as senior associate for global philanthropy with the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.
Werner Mischke (@WernerMischke) is director of training ministries for Mission ONE. He is passionate about equipping the Church for fruitful cross-cultural partnerships and helping believers know and share the gospel of Jesus Christ in the “language of honor and shame.” Learn more: http://wernermischke.org
R. York Moore (@yorkmoore) is national evangelist for InterVarsity USA. He is the author of Growing Your Faith by Giving it Away and Making All Things New: God’s Dream for Global Justice. Learn more: http://tellthestory.net
Mark Overstreet (@moverstreet) is executive vice president of T4 Global and serves fourth world cultures in leadership development and community transformation. He consults with global organizations in areas including healthy partnerships, orality, mission, program architecture, strategy, and evaluation. Learn more: http://www.markoverstreet.com
Andrew Palau (@andrew_palau) is an evangelist with the Luis Palau Association. He has shared the gospel with millions of people, and at every opportunity he demonstrates his father’s same passion and love for Christ and for evangelism.
Alvin L. Reid (@alvinreid) is professor of evangelism and student ministry and Bailey Smith chair of evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is author of As You Go: Creating a Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students. He loves encouraging the younger generation to live for Jesus. Learn more: www.alvinreid.com
Kimberly Reisman (@KimsNextStep) is executive director of World Methodist Evangelism, a ministry that brings the global Methodist/Wesleyan family of Christians together around the work of multiplying witnesses for Jesus Christ. An author, pastor, teacher, and theologian, Kim is a frequent speaker, focusing on evangelism, spiritual formation, women’s ministries, leadership development, and the intersection between faith and culture. She is an elder in the United Methodist Church and has written numerous books. She has a PhD in theology from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Kim lives with her husband, John, in West Lafayette, Indiana. They have three adult children, Nathan, Maggie, and Hannah.
Rick Richardson (@reimaginer) is evangelism fellow at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College, and director of the MA in Evangelism and Leadership and the MA in Missional Church Movements degrees. Rick consults widely with churches on evangelism and healing and reconciliation for the emerging generation and on contemporary missional churches and missional movements.
Evi Rodemann (@erodemann) is executive director of the European youth mission movement and congress called Mission-Net. She loves young Europeans and seeing them discover and use their God-given calling in this world gives her the greatest joy.
Beth Seversen is the denominational leader for evangelism in the Evangelical Covenant Church. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Beth is researching emerging adults and the factors that make churches effective reaching them.
Dave Short (@dave_short) currently serves as national director of Alpha for Campus and Youth (Alpha USA), which offers training and resources to those involved in student/campus evangelism. Dave and his wife, Valerie, are also 25-year veteran campus ministers who have pioneered campus ministries throughout the U.S. and overseas.
David Souther is president of EvanTell, Inc., a ministry committed to ensuring that more people hear the gospel in more and more places every day.
Byron Spradlin (@byronspradlin) is founder and president of Artists in Christian Testimony. He is a musician, Bible teacher, pastor, and international specialist on worship, imagination, and arts leadership and regularly disciples artists.
Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) is executive director of LifeWay Research, executive editor of The Gospel Project, and lead pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. He also serves as senior fellow for the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.
Ann Sullivan is an author, speaker, and freelance writer who works extensively in leadership with women’s groups across the country. She’s currently developing curriculum for her new book, Permission to Doubt (Kregel) to challenge and encourage people as they face a new generation of progressive ideas. Learn more at www.annsullivansimpletruths.com.
Sandra Maria Van Opstal (@sandravanopstal) pastors Grace and Peace Community in Chicago, and is the author of The Next Worship. A liturgist and activist, she is passionate about creating atmospheres that mobilize for reconciliation and justice. She frequently consults, speaks and writes on topics of racial identity and global mission.
JR Woodward (@Dreamawakener) is a church planter, activist, missiologist, and author of Creating a Missional Culture. He co-founded Kairos Los Angeles, the Ecclesia Network, the Solis Foundation, and Missio Alliance. He currently serves national director for the V3 Church Planting Movement. He serves locally at the District Church in Washington DC and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Manchester (U.K.). He loves to surf, travel, read, skateboard and meet new people. He enjoys photography and film and tries to attend the Sundance Festival whenever he can.