WayneWayne Jacobsen

Wayne is the director of Lifestream Ministries (www.lifestream.org), and he wanders around the planet helping people sort out what Jesus really taught. He is the author of So You Don’t Want to Go To Church Anymore, He Loves Me: Learning to Live in the Father’s Affection, Finding Church, Authentic Relationships: Discovering the Lost Art of One Anothering, In My Father’s Vineyard, Tales of the Vine, and The Naked Church and co-hosts a weekly podcast called The God Journey (http://www.thegodjourney.com)

For 20 years he was a pastor and also a Contributing Editor to Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal. Wayne was a collaborator on The Shack. In his spare time, he acts as a mediator of religious conflicts in public education as the President of BRIDGEBUILDERS, (http://www.bridge-builders.org) and is recognized nationally for his expertise in resolving church and state issues. He lives in Newbury Park, California with his wife of thirty-six years and enjoys his children and grandchildren.