Dr. Steven A. Crane
Steven A. Crane (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has written numerous articles and books, including Is Mormonism Now Christian?, Marveling with Mark, and Email Messages: A Minister Responds to Questions from His Congregation. He serves as the Senior Minister at Eagle Christian Church in Eagle Idaho.
Robert & Alice Lewis
Robert Lewis is the Pastor of Greater Faith, Church of the Open Door in Great Falls, Montana. His wife, Alice Lewis, serves as the Co-Pastor. Both are from the state of Alabama, Robert, Prichard, Alabama near Mobile and Alice, Snowdoun, Alabama near Montgomery. They have two children, Nina and Joshua, and one granddaughter, Ariana. Both are inspired to write by their love for the Lord, books of the Bible, and life in general.
Jason Hanselman has spent the last 15 years developing the leaders around him. He is a former church planter, pastor, and college president. Jason now pours his time, talent, and expertise into non-profit development and fundraising. Jason lives with his wife and family in Idaho.
Gary Lee Meuser
Growing up in rural settings in Idaho and Oregon, Gary developed a love of nature and a sincere affection for the average, hard-working and fun-loving family. He began his college education at Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon, receiving a Bachelors degree in Christian Education. While attending NCC, Gary met Carolyn and they were married his senior year. Gary continued on at the University of Oregon taking graduate classes in Psychology and later received a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. While pasturing churches in California and Oregon, Gary and Carolyn were raising five children. The family then embarked on twenty plus years of operating their own businesses. So far the Meuser family has grown to include nine grandchildren. A Smarter Heart is his first book.
John A. Mitchell
John is a fun-loving Jesus follower. He’s a family man, premium ale connoisseur, pastor, writer, golfer and friend. He’s been happily married to Debbie for 28 years. They have one son, five daughters and a grandson. John holds a Master of Arts in philosophy of religion and ethics, and earned a Master of Divinity equivalency in theology. He and Debbie spent 11 years with Campus Crusade for Christ in the Western United States. John has pastored in small, medium and large churches, including two churches he planted with His family. He has published various articles, spoken at college campuses, conferences, retreats and other settings. He is the Lead Pastor of City Church in Boise, Idaho—CityChurchBoise.com @_JohnMitchell_
Cameron Ventura has been telling stories for a long time. His career as a filmmaker has provided him plenty of opportunities to tell many types of “stories”: some commercial, some for fun. He’s also a creator in other mediums, and lives on a small farm with his wife of thirty years, Linda.
Angela Ruth’s debut novel Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho released December 2010 earning her four stars from Romantic Times Magazine. Her work has also been sold to Brio, Encounter, Hopscotch, and American Cheerleader Magazine as well as an anthology for ages 8-12. Besides studying journalism at the University of Oregon, she took exercise and movement science classes and has worked for fourteen years as a fitness professional, which lends authenticity to her stories of body and soul. Her marketing experience comes from a previous position with Borderline Publishing.
Ryan Pacheco works in law enforcement in the North West. He has a passion for writing and is a fan political thrillers. He is married and has three children and two grandchildren. This is his first of what he hopes to be many adventures in writing.
In 2003 God called Paul to plant The Pursuit in Boise. He considers himself blessed to be surrounded by such a great staff and church body that have joined him in the call to reach the Treasure Valley of Idaho with a message of life in Jesus. Paul is fueled by his passion for God, His word, his family, and the church. Paul lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife Angela and their five children.
Dennis Mansfield is a passionate man of progress. As a business coach, author and speaker, Dennis has been honored to touch many lives. He lives in Boise, ID with his bride, Susan.