GOCN Board

John R. Franke, General Coordinator

3231 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA  18104
John assumed the role of General Coordinator of the Network on January 1, 2011. He serves as professor of missional theology at Yellowstone Theological Institute in Bozeman, MT and professor of religious studies and missiology at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of numerous articles and reviews as well as several books including Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context (Westminster John Knox), The Charcater of Theology (Baker Academic), and Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth (Abingdon). His next book, Missional Theology: Reforming Christianity for the Sake of the World (Baker Academic) is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2014.

Darrell L. Guder, Board Chair

64 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ  08542
Darrell is well known for his numerous contributions to the missional conversation and the work of the Network. He serves as the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the editor of Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Eerdmans) and the author of The Continuing Conversion of the Church (Eerdmans).

George Hunsberger

101 E. 13th Street
Holland, MI  49423
George coordinated the network from its inception in 1987 until the end of 2010. Since 1989, he has taught missiology at Western Theological Seminary. He was one of the members of the writing team that produced Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Eerdmans) and the author of Bearing the Witness of the Spirit: Lesslie Newbigin's Theology of Cultural Plurality (Eerdmans).

Lois Barrett

2517 Main Street
P.O. Box 306
North Newton, KS  67117
Lois has been a significant contributor to the Network for many years. She serves on the faculty of the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary-Great Plains Extension. She served on the writing team for Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Eerdmans) and is the editor of Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns of Missional Faithfulness (Eerdmans).

Jim Brownson

101 E. 13th Street
Holland, MI  49423
Jim has contributed to the work of the Network over many years, particularly in the area of missional hermeneutics. He serves as the James and Jean Cook Professor of New Testament at Western Theological Seminary and in addition to several articles he is the author of Speaking the Truth in Love: New Testament Resources for a Missional Hermeneutic (Trinity Press).

Tony Sundermeier

3231 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA  18104
Tony is pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown and the Convener of Beerituality, "Conversations at the Crossroads between the Sacred and the Secular" in the city of Allentown.