Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America for 17 years, from 1994-2011. He is a graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary. Earlier in his career he served as the Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield, and then as the Associate Editor of Sojourners Magazine when it was founded. He played a leading role in establishing Christian Churches Together in the USA, and is known globally for his ecumenical leadership, including service as Director of Church and Society for the World Council of Churches. Presently he serves on the Boards of Sojourners, Church Innovations, and the Global Christian Forum. His most recent book is Without Oars: Casting Off into a Life of Pilgrimage. While serving as a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, he wrote From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church. Among his other books are Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century (2018) and a memoir, Unexpected Destinations: An Evangelical Pilgrimage to World Christianity. He has been awarded two honorary doctorate degrees. Wes’ speaking and continuing work with the global church has taken him to all corners of the world. He and his wife Kaarin make their home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he enjoys fly-fishing.