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Meet the Team Behind This Group Study

John Ortberg

John Ortberg is a bestselling author, international public speaker and the senior pastor at Menlo Church. He holds a Master of Divinity and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary. John is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary, is on the board for the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and has served on the board of Christianity Today International. Now that their children are grown, John and his wife, Nancy, say “yes” to surfing the Pacific to help care for their souls.

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Ann Voskamp, Host

Ann Voskamp is a farmer's wife, the home-educating mama, and the author of One Thousand Gifts, a New York Times sixty-week bestseller. Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping culture and the church today, she's a global advocate for needy children with Compassion International, a loser of library books, a stirrer of soup, a loud laugher, a kid snuggler, a Jesus lover and honestly, a bit of a mess. It's okay really. Grace is the most amazing of all. Her online journal, one of the top ten most widely read Christian blogs online, is a relief of quiet vulnerability and an oasis of sacred, seeing God in the everyday ugly beautiful:

Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado

Jimmy Mellado is the president and chief executive officer of Compassion International, a holistic child-development organization committed to releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. Prior to joining Compassion in June 2013, Jimmy served as president of the Willow Creek Association, a ministry dedicated to helping local churches thrive. He has a deep love and passion for the beauty and potential of local churches fulfilling their Jesus-given mandate to redeem and restore this world for His name’s sake. A cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University (bachelor's) and Harvard Business School (MBA), Jimmy is an accomplished athlete who competed in both the 1987 Pan American Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games for the country of his birth, El Salvador. Jimmy and his wife, Leanne, have three children.


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