Doug is a possibility enthusiast who seeks to find creative, entrepreneurial and generative ways to enlist people to join in the hopes, dreams, and desires God has for the world.
Doug is a national Initiator with Convergence a collective of faith-engaged organizations, individuals, institutions, and networks who seek to embody a generous and just Christian ethos leading to constructive collective action in the United States.
Doug is the founding pastor of Solomon’s Porch, A Holistic Missional Christian Community in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Doug is a speaker and consultant for churches, denominations, and businesses throughout the United States and around the world on issues of Inventive Age culture, social systems Christianity, and Leadership.
Doug has worked in churches, for a nonprofit foundation, and has owned three businesses in Minneapolis.
Doug is the author of books on spirituality, Christianity and leadership including:
Flipped (Random House 2015)
Evangelism in the Inventive Age (SparkHouse 2012)
Preaching in the Inventive Age (SparkHouse 2011)
Community in the Inventive Age (SparkHouse 2011)
Church in the Inventive Age (SparkHouse 2010)
A Christianity Worth Believing (Jossey-Bass 2008)
BodyPrayer (Waterbrook 2005)
Doug is a novice ultra marathoner who on most days wishes he was out on a run.
Doug is married to Shelley, they live in Edina, Minnesota and are parents of 4 young-adult children.
Doug has a BA in Anthropology and a Masters of Theology from Bethel Seminary.