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Bob Kaylor, Collective Editor

Robert KaylorDr. Bob Kaylor is Lead Pastor at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument Colorado and the Senior Writer for the preaching journal Homiletics. He authored Your Best Move: Effective Leadership Transitions for the Local Church and leads seminars helping church communities through pastoral transitions. Bob is a writer, preacher, drummer and father of two teenagers. He blogs at

Guy Williams

Guy WilliamsGuy Williams is Senior Pastor of the United Methodist Temple in Port Arthur, Texas. A graduate of Texas A&M University and Asbury Seminary, he is married with three children. Follow him on twitter @guymwilliams or on his blog,

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy SmithJeremy Smith is the Teaching Pastor at Crosspoint, Niceville Campus in the Alabama-West Florida Conference, which means he’s preaching every weekend as a part of the preaching team.  Crosspoint is a fast growing church of over 3,300 people every weekend across 2 campuses.  More importantly, he loves Jesus, his wife, 3 kids, and Alabama football.

Jonathan Andersen

Jonathan-AndersenJonathan Andersen currently serves as an Associate Pastor at Hamilton Mill UMC in Dacula, GA. He is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, a trustee of Salem Camp meeting. Follow him on twitter @j_andersen.

Leanne Hadley

Leanne HadleyLeanne Hadley is an ordained elder in the UMC and has a DMin in the spirituality of children. She has dedicated her entire career to working with and studying the spiritual lives of children. Her work experience includes working as a chaplain, directing a migrant ministry summer program, Minister to Children and Families, and Founder of First Steps Spirituality Center. She is passionate about strengthening congregations by helping them understand the spiritual lives of children and deepen and expand the ministries they offer to children and families.

She is a published author of several books and articles and her latest book, Touching Heaven, was published by Revell Press of Baker Bookhouse. Leanne serves as a consultant and speaks and teaches nationally and internationally about the spiritual lives of children, and also leads prayer and grief recovery workshops for people of all ages. She can be reached through her website:

Steve Dunmire

Steve DunmireDr. Steve Dunmire is Director of the Office of Ministry Resources at Houghton College (Houghton, NY), where he teaches classes for the Equipping for Ministry ministerial credentialing program, a program he oversees. Steve is an ordained Wesleyan pastor, and was a pastor in Buffalo-Niagara region churches for 12 years. Steve serves on the teaching/preaching team at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, a large church in suburban Buffalo, NY, and is also frequently invited to speak in churches throughout New York State. For more content visit, or follow him on twitter at @DrSteveDunmire.

Talbot Davis

Talbot DavisTalbot Davis is the pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, a modern congregation in Charlotte, North Carolina. He helps lead a talented group of pastors and support staff. In another life, he played a lot of tennis. He married up and has two children.

Tom Fuerst

Thomas FuerstTom Fuerst is Associate Teaching Pastor and Associate Director of Community Life at Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Tom is married to Cassie and they have three children. Tom blogs at

Jim Genessee

Jim GenesseeJim is the Senior Pastor at Madison United Methodist Church in Madison, MS.  A second career pastor, he previously worked in disaster response and Emergency Management.  A native of South Florida, he is a University of Miami Hurricanes grad and also holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and Asbury Theological Seminary.  He is married to Margaret and they have one son Mike and a new daughter in law, Kailey.

Chris Howlett

Chris HowlettDr. Chris Howlett serves as the Senior Pastor of Lebanon United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Ky. He and his wife, Roz, are the parents of Chloe, Josiah, and Lydia. Chris loves soccer, coaching goalkeepers at the high school level. He coaches clergy and laity to discover and utilize their God-given talents and strengths for ministry. Catch up with him at

Aaron Perry

Aaron Headshot 100x100Dr. Aaron Perry serves as Associate Pastor at Centennial Road Church in Brockville, Ontario. He and his wife, Heather, have two children. Aaron is the author of Putting the Plot Back in Preaching (Seedbed), co-author with Tim Perry of He Ascended into Heaven (Paraclete Press) and editor of Developing Ears to Hear (Emeth Press). Aaron completed his PhD in Organizational Leadership (Regent University). Follow him on Twitter @aaronhmperry

Adam Kline

akline_avatar_1459214276-96x96Adam A. Kline is the Lead Pastor of the Madoc Wesleyan & Free Methodist Church ( in Madoc, Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of Houghton College, received his M.Div from Wesley Seminary at IWU, he is a Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner, and a Volunteer Fire Fighter. In addition to his love for his wife and three children, Adam is passionate about narrative theology and is a huge film-fanatic (no seriously, he adores the art and craft of filmmaking)! He blogs occasionally at and you can follow him on twitter @thekliner.

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