The Rev. Janna Ziegler is rector and senior pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Los Angeles, which she co-founded.
Daniel Yang directs the Send Institute, a think tank focused on church planting in the North American context. The Send Institute is based at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. Arrange an interview with Yang by filling out the contact form on his website.
The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner is Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as chairwoman of the Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Church Planting and Evangelism.
J.D. Payne is an associate professor of Christian ministry at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He specializes in church planting and evangelism.
Joseph Laycock is an assistant professor of religious studies at Texas State University, where he researches new religious movements and American religious history.
Scott Hildreth is an assistant professor of global studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also directs the Center for Great Commission Studies.
Ann Gleig is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, where she studies Asian religions and the intersection of religion, gender and sexuality. Her first book, American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity, includes an exploration of online Buddhist meditation communities.
The Rev. Jerold Garber is the founding minister of First United Church of Christ Second Life, the first virtual reality church to be given full standing by a mainline Protestant denomination.
The Rev. Jeff Eddings is the southeast region and coaching associate for 1,001 New Worshipping Communities, a Presbyterian initiative to launch innovative new churches. Previously, he helped found the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh.