Scott Thumma is a researcher in the Hartford Institute for Religion Research and a faculty member of Hartford Seminary. His research interests include the study of megachurches, nondenominational congregations, the interface between religion and homosexuality, congregational studies, the types and expressions of religious authority and leadership, and qualitative methodologies in studying congregations. Read more about Scott Thumma.
Dave Travis is Managing Director of Leadership Network. In his current role he helps to lead the team that works with all Church focused programs. He is a sought after commentator in the issues facing American Churches. Before taking his current leadership role in the organization he led numerous program areas within the organization. Prior to joining Leadership Network in 1995 he served as a regional denominational director outside Atlanta, Georgia. Further back in his past he was a staff pastor and consulting engineer. He is a management graduate of Georgia Tech and holds an MDiv degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dave and his wife Lynne live in the Atlanta area and have two children. He has coauthored a book, Beyond the Box, with Bill Easum which was released in 2003 and Beyond Megachurch Myths with Scott Thumma released in 2007.