Dwight J. Friesen (DMin, George Fox University) has over a dozen years of missional pastoral experience and is currently Associate Professor of Practical Theology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. He is passionate about peace-making, about interfaith and missional-ecumenical conversation, and about communally and personally embodying the gospel of Jesus Christ in local contexts. In 1996, Dwight pioneered an emerging network of simple churches in Seattle called "Quest-A Christ Commons." He has served as a guest lecturer and spiritual director around the country and is a co-founder of the Inhabit Conference. As a speaker and consultant for churches, denominations, and mission agencies, he speaks internationally on issues of contextual ministry, postmodern culture, social systems, and missional Christianity. He also served for a number of years on the Faith & Order Commission of the National Council of Churches. Dwight; his wife, Lynette; and their son are active members of the Lake Hills neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington.