Alan Hirsch is founder of 5Q Collective and resident coach and consultant with the team: He is widely considered to be something of an original thought-leader for the church in the West. He is author of numerous award-winning books on movements, organization, and leadership, including: The Forgotten Ways; The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus and The Faith of Leap (with Michael Frost); Untamed (with Debra Hirsch); Right Here, Right Now (with Lance Ford); On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson); The Permanent Revolution, The Permanent Revolution Playbook (with Tim Catchim), and now 5Q.
Alan is also founder of Forge Mission Training Network, 100 Movements, Future Travelers. He teaches extensively across North America, Europe, and Australia. His experience includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized, developing training systems for innovative missional leadership, and heading up the mission and revitalization work of his denomination.
He is married to Deb and lives in Los Angeles.
Rich is the Director of 5Q Collective, the training arm of 5Q, which is part of the 100M family. He also leads Catalyse Change, which provides training & coaching for church leaders and other organizations to equip and enable them around discipleship, leadership, mission and multiplication. Over the past 10 years he has led pioneering work using 3dm tools & training across Europe, Australasia and Canada. Locally, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he works for Cairn, a ministry working with churches in the Celtic lands, training them to recapture discipleship & mission at the heart of their culture and practice. Rich was previously on staff at St Thomas' church, Sheffield in the UK for 12 years as the Missional Communities Team Leader. He's married to Anna, who is a writer & editor, and they have three children: Josiah, Esther and Samuel. They are passionate about living with integrity & intentionality as a family that follows & shares Jesus. You can follow Rich on twitter here.
Jessie guided the production of the 5Q Functions Tests and is a 5Q coach and consultant on the team. She is an ordained Foursquare minister and regional denominational leader, a disciple-maker, and experiential education neuroscientist. She is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of Experiential Education and Educational Neuroscience and holds a Master’s from Harvard in Mind, Brain, and Education. Jessie is a published academic and has edited several books on the application of neuroscience and cognitive psychology to the field of education. She and her husband currently live in Denver, CO. You can follow her on Twitter here.
Jonathan Reitz is resident coach and consultant on the 5Q team: He is a recovering church planter, having started or helped start churches across the United States. To fund his church planting habit, he works as the Director of Training/CEO at CoachNet Global and RPI System Coach. He holds the PCC credential from the International Coach Federation. In his coaching practice, Jonathan works with leaders who are committed to developing the maximum potential in their people and to grow organizations that develop generosity in people and communities.
Jonathan’s first career was in morning radio & television, and that's where he discovered coaching. Even with almost 20 years experience, Jonathan is still learning NOT to coach his wife and 15 year old daughter.
Alicia is educational consultant and coach on 5Q Collective team. In between exploring cities and art, she directs the online PhD in Leadership Studies at Johnson University where she teaches, listens, and coaches working adults in their pursuit of a Ph.D. She is passionate about and committed to educational strategies serving to develop profit, nonprofit and public sector Christian leaders. She balances her student time with continuing a 30+ year management consulting practice (KaleidoVenture.com) providing strategic planning, operational assessment, and leadership coaching services within the public sector.
She holds a PhD in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, an MS in Information Science from University of Michigan, and a BA in Education from Lincoln Christian University. Alicia has traveled nationally and internationally speaking about leadership and connecting with others about street art. She lives with her husband Jon and two dogs in Phoenix, Arizona. They are passionate about supporting local businesses, public art especially street art projects, and Christian higher education. Together they like to travel, read, cook, and have fun!
Brad is missional trainer, coach, and consultant with 5Q Collective: He is also currently the Director of Bivocational Church Planting for the North American Mission Board. He holds a doctorate in the area of missional ecclesiology; his doctoral thesis was on assisting existing congregations in transitioning in a missional direction. He also serves on the National Leadership team for Forge America Mission Training Network. Brad is the co-author of Missional Essentials, a twelve-week small group study guide, The Missional Quest: Becoming a Church of the Long Run, and Next Door As It Is In Heaven.
He and his wife have three children and have been foster parents to more than fifty other kids. He blogs regularly at missionalchurchnetwork.com
Chris is responsible for sales and marketing: He is a bi-vocational Church Planter in Austin Texas. He serves as Community Developer at Austin Mustard Seed, where he strives to help their growing community experience deep Christ-shaped fellowship and act as a good neighbor to their community. He is also the primary force behind Morton Wordsmith, where he helps individual and organizations tell their story online. His goal in it all is to re-present the way of Jesus to an increasingly skeptical Western world.
Chris is the blog editor and coach on the team: Chris is a husband of one, father of three, musician, creative, storyteller, futurist and rhythmic mind wanderer. After more than twenty years in youth, worship and lead ministries in Los Angeles and Phoenix, he and his wife, Rebecca, are planting a missional community in Houston, TX.
Catch his other APEST related posts and assorted musings at his new blog, fivefoldbible.com.