American religious leader who has been a Christian pastor and has been a leading figure in the emerging church movement. He Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland in 1986.
He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with two degrees in English.
He was named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America in 2005.
He has been married and has four children.
He has been an outspoken supporter of the work of Christian author Rob Bell.