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Donald is the founder of Storyline, an organization that helps people live better stories. He is the author of several books including multiple New York Times Best Sellers. Donald lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Tim serves as the Director of Storyline. He is also the co-founder of Free the Birds, a company that funds freedom and restoration for those who have been exploited by human sex trafficking. Tim and his wife, Katie, live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Darrell is the Director of Marketing for Storyline. He loves to gather people around ideas and causes that matter. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Allison.
Justin is the Founder of These Numbers Have Faces, an international education nonprofit empowering young people in Africa to attend college, become leaders, and transform their countries forever. Through his writing, Justin helps people find the courage to do work that matters with lasting impact. An avid soccer fan, Justin lives with his lovely wife Trisha and their 5 chickens in Portland, Oregon.
Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine’s at Vanderbilt University, and founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms, a community and social enterprise that stands with women recovering from trafficking, prostitution, addiction and life on the streets. To date, she has raised more than $13 million for the organizations she supports. Becca lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.
Pete Wilson is the founding and senior pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, a committed church community that he and his wife, Brandi, planted in 2003. As one of the fastest growing churches in America, Pete’s ministry — an outreach focused on helping people become devoted to Christ, irrevocably committed to each other, and relentlessly dedicated to reaching those outside of God’s family with the Gospel — has made Pete a frequent speaker at national and international church conferences. He is the author of Let Hope In, Plan B, and Empty Promises. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, gardening, watching football, and spending time with his wife and their 3 boys.
Dean directs the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and the annual Writer’s Symposium By The Sea. His most recent books are God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World and Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion. Dean lives in San Diego, California
Susan is an actor, author and comedienne with credits in film and television, including Planes Trains & Automobiles, Scrooged, Seinfeld, Parks & Recreation, et al. She is an alumnus of the Groundlings Sunday Company, and earned her MFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California. Susan’s memoir, Angry Conversations With God: A Snarky But Authentic Spiritual Memoir, was named a top religion book of the year by Publisher’s Weekly and Relevant Magazine. Susan performs and speaks at leading conferences, she taught graduate screenwriting at Pepperdine University, and teaches myriad writing and performing classes at Azusa Pacific University. Susan is married and pet-friendly.
Bill is Clinical Director of Onsite, which conducts therapeutic workshops for individuals and couples in Tennessee. As a therapist he has worked with individuals and couples struggling with addictions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief & loss, and helping many who have lost their passion or motivation in life. His earlier career in the marketing field as a commercial photographer with the largest ad agency in Tennessee helped develop the creativity he has utilized in Experiential Therapy and helps him see the needs of Onsite from both a clinical perspective and the big “picture.”
Tom Shadyac is the director of films such as Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura, Patch Adams, Liar, Liar and Evan Almighty. Tom was recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show because he sold his multi-million dollar mansion to move into a double-wide trailer. He is an adjunct professor of communication and teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University. Tom lives in Malibu, California
Andrea is a book publicist by day and a freelance writer by night. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she now calls Nashville, Tennessee, home. She’s written for Collegiate magazine, Christianity Today and other print and online publications.
John is the President of The Mentoring Project, a movement rewriting the fatherless story through mentoring. He is a part of the White House Task Force conversation on Fatherhood and Healthy Families, and was recently given the “Champion of Change” award by President Obama. He received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Doctorate from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary where he wrote his dissertation on the crisis of fatherlessness, published by Zondervan as: Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story. John lives in both Portland, Oregon and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Dr. Cloud is a leadership consultant, best-selling author, and speaker whose books have sold over 5 million copies. He consults and speaks for companies and organizations in the area of leadership and performance, and is highly regarded for his ability to connect personal and interpersonal development with the needs of business.He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.
You might meet him at his “office” on Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland, flying his plane in British Columbia, practicing law in Washington, or at a school in Northern Uganda, but meeting Bob Goff will probably inspire you to make the best or worst career decision of your life. After all, he almost abandoned a perfectly good career in law to chase bad guys throughout the world and pursue justice for children and the poor. Bob’s inspiration has been fueled by the friendships he has developed with others around the world who desire to pursue strategic ways to help people in need. Bob and his wife, Sweet Maria, live in San Diego, California.
Shauna writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life–friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache, and all the other things that shape us, delight us, and reveal to us the heart of God. She is the author of Cold Tangerines, Bittersweet and Bread & Wine. Shauna lives outside of Chicago with her husband, Aaron, and their sons, Henry and Mac.
Mike Foster is Co-Founder and Chief Chance Officer at People of the Second Chance. He is the author of Freeway and Gracenomics and speaks often about God’s amazing grace. He facilitates strategic LifePlans for leaders and lives with his family in San Diego, California.
John is a justice seeker, crime fighter and memory maker. His career has led him to fight injustice head on, investigating and prosecuting numerous labor and sex trafficking cases around the world. John pioneered International Justice Missions slavery work in India and has worked on the front lines combating human trafficking for more than a decade. His knowledge and experience have led him to serve as an expert on human trafficking to entities including: the United Nations, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, as well as non-governmental organizations. John is deeply energized by his work and has persistently helped slavery victims tell their stories as well as bring traffickers to justice. He also enjoys getting away for amazing adventures with his wife and three children.
Al Andrews is the founder and director of Porter’s Call, a service of counsel and support for recording artists since 2001. He loves anything that has to do with stories. He is the author of A Walk One Winter Night, a recently released Christmas book. He is also the author of a self-published children’s picture book, The Boy, the Kite, and the Wind. The latter is a part of a project called Improbable Philanthropy that raises funds primarily to support charities benefitting children. Al lives and Franklin, Tennessee with his wife Nita, and has two sons, Hunter and Brent.
In 2004 at the age of 22, Jena founded Blood:Water Mission alongside the band, Jars of Clay. Through her leadership, over 1000 communities now have access to safe water and tens of thousands living with HIV/AIDS have access to medical treatment, care and support. Jena’s collaborative writing includes Hope in the Dark, Zealous Love, and The Revolution: A Field Manual for Changing Your World. Jena and her husband, James, live in Nashville, Tennessee and travel often to Africa.
Carlos is a speaker, musician, and writer, among other things. His favorite phrase is his calling card – to disturb and disrupt to see Christ’s face fresh again – and his voice sounds loud and clear. Carlos is married to his wife Heather and they have 3 children, who call Nashville, Tennessee their home.
Allison is a writer, speaker and author of Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage. In 2009, Allison quit her job and sold her belongings in order to live a more meaningful life. She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Darrell.
Sarah has a masters degree in medical science, and was studying journalism when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27. Her memoir, The Invisible Girls, tells the story of how a Somali refugee family she met on the train in Portland helped her heal from her cancer experience. Proceeds from the book go to support a college fund for the young girls she met on the train. Sarah lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Lucy Miller is Don’s chocolate Lab. She is four years old. She likes to chase squirrels and does not have a sin nature. She blogs when she feels like it but does not emotionally respond to positive or negative comments.