AUTHORS

Kara Powell

Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch”, Kara serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences.  Kara is the author or co-author of a number of books including Growing Young, The Sticky... learn more

Christina M. H. Powell

Christina M. H. Powell is the author of Questioning Your Doubts: A Harvard PhD Explores Challenges to Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2014). She trained as a biomedical research scientist at Harvard Medical School and Harvard University, conducting research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She has been a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and a research associate at Boston University. She is also an... learn more

Katie Powner

Katie Powner lives in rural Montana, where cows still outnumber people. Her passion for red shoes and thought-provoking stories originated with her Grandma Julie, who gave Katie her first pair of red All-Stars and read every ridiculous story Katie ever wrote as a child. Katie and her husband have been in youth ministry since 2005 and strive to keep their hearts and home open... learn more

Jim Putman

Jim Putman is the founder and senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. Real Life was launched with a commitment to discipleship and the model of discipleship Jesus practiced, which is called, “Relational Discipleship.” Outreach Magazine continually lists Real Life Ministries among the top one hundred most influential churches in America. Jim is also the founding leader of the Relational... learn more

Rachel Randolph

Rachel Randolph is co-author of Nourished (Zondervan 2015) and We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook (Zondervan, 2013) with her mom Becky Johnson. She lives near Dallas with her husband Jared and their two children. Shocking their meat-lovin’ families, the couple decided to give up meat, dairy, and eggs in 2010. Rachel’s passion for cooking ignited as she set out to make vegan food taste delicious.... learn more

Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon, an award-winning author and journalist, writes top-rated books that help believers move big mountains. A writer at Our Daily Bread Ministries, she writes to inspire people in God’s Word – encouraging believers to love God and each other. Her daring, insightful books include My First White Friend, which won a Christopher Award; I Told the Mountain to Move, a Book of... learn more

Paula Rinehart

Paula is a seasoned writer, speaker, and counselor who focuses on helping women live into all God has in mind for them. Her books include much-acclaimed Strong Women, Soft Hearts and Sex and the Soul of a Woman. Her articles have appeared in Christianity Today and Discipleship Journal. She also writes the occasional op-ed for The Federalist. Paula lives with her husband in... learn more

Tim Riter

Tim Riter spent 25 years in local church ministry, ranging from youth work to associate to senior pastor, in the Christian Church fellowship. His constant ministry theme has been "helping people build a passion to know God.” Tim has also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Hope International University and Azusa Pacific University. Tim began writing in 1993, and is the author... learn more

Keith Robinson

For the past 15 years, Keith M. Robinson has lived consumed by a passion for reaching the next generation. From serving as a youth pastor and a lead pastor to starting two non-profits, Keith has a broad range of skills as a communicator, consultant, coach, author and influential thought-leader. He’s a Student Ministry Associate at the Slingshot Group, passionately connecting remarkable churches and youth... learn more

Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers lives in Greenville, SC and serves as the pastor of The Church at Cherrydale (www.tccherrydale.com). Matt is a graduate of Furman University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and recently received his PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt writes for a number of evangelical organizations and speaks around the nation about the need for disciple-making and leadership development in the local church. This... learn more

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