The Wayfarer Blog has a collection of writers from the United States and Europe. Most of them – including Dave Rhodes, Jo Saxton, and Chris Brooks – regularly travel and speak for conferences and retreats, so if you’re interested in having one of them speak at your event, please contact David Reichley at David@weare3DM.com.
For more than a decade, Dave Rhodes has been a clarion voice on discipleship as a speaker, writer, and consultant, primarily as a co-founder and director of Wayfarer (now an official partner of 3DM). Today, Dave continues to speak and consult, but also serves as the Director of Communities, shaping the Learning Community experience for hundreds (and soon to be thousands) of churches around the world. As a speaker, Dave ministers to more than 30,000 people each year. He has written 13 books, including the 2011 release Redefining Normal: An Open Invitation for Ordinary People Wanting to Become Extraordinary Disciples.
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Originally from the UK, Jo was the college pastor at St. Thomas Church, Sheffield, England, planting Missional Communities among college students and young adults, growing to be one of the largest college ministries in Europe. Since moving to the US in 2005, Jo has served on church teams discipling young leaders and planting Missional Communities in areas ranging from the suburbs to the inner city and has spoken at Catalyst, Exponential and Q.
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As a speaker, writer, and creative consultant, Chris brings a vibrant voice to the Wayfarer creative team. Chris currently serves full-time as the college minister of Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Before his 5 years on staff with Wayfarer, Chris had been a producer, writer, and performer with Student Life. He graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic College and received his Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School. Chris and his wife Audrey have three children, Simon, Addie Gail, and Maggie. Click here to follow Chris on Twitter.
Since 2002, Robert has served as a concepts and editorial designer for Wayfarer’s written intersections, and now he plays the same role with 3DM. As a writer and editor, he seeks to create and design clear, challenging, and Christ-filled lessons, devotions, and readings that bring people into collisions with Jesus that awaken them to a new way of following God. He joined Wayfarer after a career as a sportswriter at Pro Football Weekly and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Click here to friend Robert on Facebook.
David is the director of Wayfarer Camp, making sure everything is in place to help the students who attend camp can collide with God. He is also “Rec Man,” coming up with all of the exciting activites at camp that help students have fun, work together, and discover truth experientially. Before joining the Wayfarer/3DM team, David was a recreation supervisor at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference and Camp Center in Talladega, Alabama, and a recreation director at Student Life. David and his wife Courtney have four children: Brennan, Logan, Eli, and Millie. Click here to follow David on Twitter.
As Wayfarer and 3DM’s artist, Blake is more than just a designer or a video producer. He calls himself a visual communicator. Just as our speakers try to use words to communicate the message God puts on our hearts, Blake seeks to find ways to communicate the message through something you see and experience. Blake is a native of Irvine, Calif., and a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University. Blake is a three-time finalist for istockphoto’s Design of the Year competition and a finalist for the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book Cover Award. He and his wife Kim have a son, Oscar. Click here to
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Rich leads Forge, a network of youth, kids, and families ministry that is committed to reaching the 125,000 young people of Sheffield, England. Currently, Forge works with more than 1,200 young people a week. Forge operates out of St. Thomas Church Philadelphia, and it is committed to seeing churches equipped to reach a lost generation for Jesus. Rich has worked as a youth worker in Sheffield for nearly 10 years, and he is on the senior leadership team of St. Thomas, leading the university students and young adult ministry. He also thinks Arsenal football club have a shot at the title this year. Click here to friend Rich on Facebook.
Jordanne is currently on staff with the Gathering Network, a new church plant of Heartland Community Church in Kansas City, Kansas. As the Equipping Director and Leadership Training Project director, Jordanne spends her time sermon planning, discipling women leaders, drinking coffee with college students, or actually learning to live the pioneering life she’s been called to. She has spent the last nine years in ministry, during which she’s been a children’s ministry coordinator, a pastoral assistant, and a missions assistant, and has traveled the world. Her favorite place she’s been? Sarajevo, Bosnia. Click here to friend Jordanne on Facebook.