Authors

Brian Mavis

Brian Mavis is the President of America’s Kids Belong and former Pastor of Community Transformation at LifeBridge Christian Church.  Brian was the first General Manager of SermonCentral.com from 2000-2005. He has written curriculum for campaigns including Bono’s One Sabbath Campaign, Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, World Vision’s Faith in Action, and The Hole in Our Gospel. Brian and his wife, Julie, have two daughters and reside in Windsor, CO.

Rick Rusaw

Rick Rusaw is the Senior Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church. He is co-author of several books including The Externally Focused Church, The Externally Focused Quest, The Externally Focused Life, and Living A Life on Loan. Prior to LifeBridge, Rick served as a Vice President at Cincinnati Christian University. Rick and his wife, Diane, have three children and five grandchildren and reside in Longmont, CO.

Kevin Colon

Kevin Colon is a pastor, coach and mentor who has served in the Denver/Boulder area since 2002. Currently, Kevin works with GlocalNet, a group relentlessly pursuing peace and reconciliation among all peoples in all places for all things. Their work focuses on multi-faith collaborations, city and nations engagement and starting new churches. He is married to Amy and has three teenage daughters. Formerly, Kevin served as the Neighboring Life Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church.

Krista Petty

Krista Petty is a connector and story-teller for neighboring and community transformation movements across the U.S. She has served with Leadership Network, LifeBridge Christian Church, Carolina Cross Connection, Simon Solutions and many others. Krista and her husband, Steve, live in Spirit Lake, IA and have three children and two grandsons.

Allen White

Allen White is the author of Exponential Groups: Unleashing Your Church’s Potential. He is a church consultant specializing in small groups and curriculum development. Allen has created curriculum including The Daniel Plan Small Group Study for Rick Warren, the Intentional Parenting Discussion Guide with Doug and Cathy Fields, the Holy Ambition Small Group Study and video with Chip Ingram, the Destiny Study Guide and video for Dr. Tony Evans, and served in various roles on many other curriculum projects. He blogs at allenwhite.org. Allen, his wife, Tiffany, and their four children live in the Greenville, SC area.