Josh Packard is a professor of sociology at the University
of Northern Colorado and the well-published author of numerous
academic articles, reviews, and the book, The Emerging
Church. He's also an active church member and has a deep desire
to understand the widespread phenomenon of church decline.
Ashleigh Hope is the process of gaining her Ph.D. in Sociology at Vanderbilt University where she researches topics in the areas of religion, community, and health. She is currently a member of a church in Nashville, and is interested in
the various religious and life perspectives that exist in- and outside of the modern congregation.