Eric has a passion for engaging churches worldwide in the needs and dreams of their communities toward the end of spiritual and societal transformation. He is a UC Berkeley grad and holds a DMin in Transformational Leadership in the Global City from BGU. He served with Cru for twenty-five years before joining the staff of Leadership Network where he works with scores of missional churches around North America. He is an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and is co-author of The Externally Focused Church (Group, 2004), The Externally Focused Life (Group, 2009), The Externally Focused Quest (Jossey-Bass, 2010) , and To Transform a City (Zondervan, 2010), and numerous articles on churches that are transforming their communities. Since 1999 Eric has also been working with Tango, currently working on a mobile-digital platform designed for life change and since 2001 with Leadership Network as a missional specialist.

Eric has been married to Liz since 1977, has three married children, eight grandchildren and resides outside of Boulder Colorado.

Son Andy and his wife Natalie serve with Cru in China and are proud parents of their daughter, Jenda Zoe (b. 12/18/06) and sons Daniel Blaise (b. 05/13/2009) and Eric Titus (b. 9/21/12)

Son Jeff and his wife, Ashlie, live in Longmont, CO and have one son (b. 9/8/05), Gentry David and one daughter, Maelie (b.7/5/14). Jeff is a graphic story teller and founder of StreetBuff. Ashlie serves as a counselor with St. Vrain School District.

Daughter Kacey is married to Erik Olson and they have one son, Lincoln Stone (b. 09.19.11) and two beautiful daughters, Violet Anne (b. 6/5/13) and Saylor May (5/12/16) live in the (refurbished) 1910 Ryssby School house in Longmont, CO. Erik is the owner of Servepro of Greater Boulder.

Contact Eric at eric@tangogroup.com