Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author whose books include Faith Unraveled (2010), A Year of Biblical Womanhood (2012) and Searching for Sunday (2015). Hailing from Dayton, Tennessee—home of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925—she writes about faith, doubt and life in the Bible Belt. Rachel has been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Christianity Today, Slate, The Huffington Post, The CNN Belief Blog, and on NPR, BBC, The Today Show and The View. She keeps a busy schedule speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges and universities around the country. A lifelong Alabama Crimson Tide fan, Rachel is married to Dan. Her preferred writing fuel is animal crackers and red wine.
The Rev. Canon Frank Logue is Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Georgia. A 1984 graduate of Georgia Southern University, he worked for small newspapers in Georgia for several years prior to becoming a freelance journalist and photographer. He graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2000 and returned to Georgia, where he successfully planted King of Peace Episcopal Church. Logue joined the diocesan staff in 2010. Read about his life and his travel adventures at loosecanon.georgiaepiscopal.org.
The Rev. Ron Byrd is serving his sixth year as rector of St. Katherine’s Church in Williamston, Michigan.
In 2011, Ron and St. Katherine’s developed and successfully launched Forster Woods Day Center, an adult care facility that provides assistance to persons living with dementia and other physical or mental impairments. Prior to becoming an Episcopal priest in 2007, Ron was employed for over 20 years in executive management and leadership positions at four Fortune 500 companies. Ron is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and holds degrees in Marketing, Management, Finance and Business Administration.