Meet the De Pree Center’s authors:
Michaela O'Donnell Long
Mark D. Roberts
Jennifer Woodruff Tait
Michaela O’Donnell Long
Michaela O’Donnell Long is the Senior Director of the De Pree Center. She is also owner and Managing Director of Long Winter Media, a creative agency serving a wide range of clients. With a Ph.D. from Fuller Seminary, Michaela is an Adjunct Instructor of Practical Theology and Leadership at Fuller. Her new book, New Rules of Work: Your Map to Meaningful Work in a Changing World will be published by Zondervan early in 2021. Click here for Michaela’s bio.
Mark D. Roberts
Mark D. Roberts is the Executive Director of the De Pree Center. Previously, he was the senior pastor of a church in Southern California and Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. With a Ph.D. from Harvard, Mark is an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary. He is the author of eight books, his latest a commentary on Ephesians in the Story of God Series. Mark is the primary author of Life for Leaders, the De Pree Center’s daily digital devotional. Click here for Mark’s bio.
Scott Cormode is the Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development at Fuller Seminary, where he teaches a variety of courses on leadership and serves as a Senior Fellow for the De Pree Center. With a Ph.D. from Yale, Scott is a popular speaker and consultant to churches and other organizations. His new book, The Innovative Church: How Leaders and Their Congregations Can Adapt in an Ever-Changing World will be published by Baker Academic in September 2020. Click here for Scott’s bio.
Tod Bolsinger is Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Seminary. Previously, he was the senior pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church. With a Ph.D. from Fuller, Tod is the author of several books, including Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory. Click here for Tod’s bio.
Inés is an ordained pastor, preacher, reconciler, writer, and speaker. She is now a Chaplain at Fuller Seminary. We are pleased to feature Inés as a regular Life for Leaders writer.
Inés has also written as a Latina for SheLoves Magazine and as a contributing writer for the She Is: Biblical Reflections on Vocation workbook and Life for Leaders devotional for Fuller’s DePree Center.
Matthew Kaemingk is assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Seminary, associate dean for Fuller Texas, and a Senior Fellow for the De Pree Center. Prior to coming to Texas, Matthew served as Executive Director of the Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture in Seattle, Washington. With a Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and a Ph.D. from Fuller Seminary, Matthew’s first book was Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear. His next book, co-written with Cory Wilson, with be published in November 2020: Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy. Click here for Matthew’s bio.
Uli Chi has spent his life practicing leadership in the intersection of for profit and non-profit businesses, the theological academy, and the local church. He was Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Computer Human Interaction and is currently the Vice Chair of the De Pree Center’s board of advisors as well as a Senior Fellow for the Center. With a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Washington, Uli brings a unique combination of gifts and experiences to his writing for Life for Leaders, the De Pree Center’s daily digital devotional. Click here for Uli’s bio.
Jennifer Woodruff Tait
Jennifer Woodruff Tait (PhD, Duke University) is the editor of and a frequent contributor to Life for Leaders. She is also the managing editor of the Christian History Institute and an editor of The High Calling. She is a priest in the Episcopal Church and an adjunct faculty member at Asbury Theological Seminary. She has written a book of poetry, The Histories of Us. She lives in Richmond, Kentucky, with her husband, Edwin, and their two daughters.