Over the last twelve years, I have helped secure more than $34.5 million in grant funds for school districts, colleges, universities, faith-based organizations, and other nonprofits. In addition to grant consulting, I write and speak regularly on topics related to faith, community development, rural culture, and fundraising. My most recent book is “Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus” (IVP, 2014). I am also the online community manager for the Ford Institute for Community Building, a rural vitality initiative of The Ford Family Foundation. I live in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley with my wife, Kate, and our two children.