Andy Crouch is a writer, editor, public speaker, and musician. He serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and is a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. His book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and was named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and Leadership. For over ten years he was an editor and producer at Christianity Today, including executive editor from 2012 to 2016. He joined the John Templeton Foundation in 2017 as senior strategist for communication.
Carolyn Custis James is an author, international speaker, and activist. Her 2015 book Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World won the Christianity Today 2016 Book of the Year Award in the Her.meneutics category, and was named to the Best 10 Books of 2015 list by Missio Alliance. Carolyn also serves as an adjunct faculty member at BTS (Biblical Theological Seminary) in Pennsylvania and as a consulting editor for Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament. She blogs at www.carolyncustisjames.com, HuffingtonPost/Religion, and as a Missio Alliance Leading Voice.
Meritt Lohr Sawyer has given executive leadership to non-profit organizations for over thirty years as the International Program Director for Langham Partnership International, Vice President of John Stott Ministries, and co-founder of FACT (global leadership development), managing programs in almost 70 countries. Most recently she served as the Executive Director of the Paul Carlson Partnership affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church, an organization dedicated to medical and economic development in the Congo – DRC. Meritt is also active on the boards of Fuller Theological Seminary, Development Associates International, Able Works, and Scholar Leaders.
Efrem Smith currently serves as President and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission organization focusing on evangelism among the unreached urban poor, leadership development, and church planting. He is also a Teaching Pastor at Bayside Midtown Church in Sacramento, California. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development, and has written several books, including The Hip Hop Church, Jump, and The Post-Black and Post-White Church. Efrem speaks and preaches internationally, equipping people for a life of transformation.
Philip Yancey is a Christian author of over twenty books, including ECPA Christian Book of the Year Award winners The Jesus I Never Knew and What’s So Amazing About Grace? His books have garnered 13 Gold Medallion Awards from Christian publishers and booksellers and have been published in 35 languages worldwide. Philip currently serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and is a member of the editorial board of Books & Culture.