Gurian Institute (www.gurianinstitute.com) partners with educators and parents,
mentoring agencies, businesses and corporations, service organizations,
and faith-communities in understanding gender issues, and how to
maximize the gifts of boys and girls, and women and men. Some
of our team, including Michael Gurian, consult and coach faith
communities in other growth areas, as well. This website, www.faith-communities.net, provides information about our
varying work in faith communities around the country.
Click on each name below to meet our Faith
Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty five books,
translated into twenty one languages. He is founder of the Gurian Institute,
and has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research
into homes, schools, faith-communities, corporations, and public
policy. As author of THE WONDER OF BOYS, LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY! and THE WONDER OF GIRLS, he lectures internationally.
Gurian Institute team has developed specific programming for Christian
and Catholic Churches and Synagogues and Jewish educators.
Michael has also been active in the Jewish renewal movement, helping to
create new Jewish liturgy in English (see Jewish Books).
Michael’s work has been featured in the major media, including the New
York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Reform Judaism
magazine, Educational Leadership, Time, Newsweek, and on the Today
Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio.
For more details please visit www.michaelgurian.com
Kathy Stevens, MPA, is Executive Director of the Gurian Institute. She is co-author with Michael Gurian of The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life (Jossey-Bass, 2005), Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls: Elementary Level and Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls: Secondary Level (co-authored with Michael Gurian and Kelley King, Jossey-Bass, 2008).
presents keynotes and training throughout the US and internationally.
Her work has been featured in national publications including Newsweek,
Reader’s Digest, Educational Leadership, Education Week and Library
Executive Director, Kathy works with educators, parents, youth serving
professionals, and faith-communities--helping them understand
nature-based theory and adapt curriculum to help both boys and girls
maximize their potential in the classroom and in life. Kathy has over
25 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, focusing on
children, youth, families and women’s issues. Her professional
experience includes designing and administering programs in early
childhood care and education, domestic violence, juvenile corrections,
adult community corrections, teen pregnancy prevention, cultural
competency and women’s issues. Much of her early work was done in
economically disadvantaged minority communities.
a Bachelor of Arts degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk,
Virginia, and a Masters In Public Administration from the University of
Colorado in Colorado Springs. She lives in Colorado Springs,
Community of Grace
Tim entered ministry as an ordained
pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in April of 1984
when he joined Community Church of Joy, Glendale, AZ, as the associate
pastor. At the time Tim joined the staff, Community Church of Joy
had 1000 in worship. In the next 10-15 years he was an integral
part of the next phase of growth as Joy grew from 1000-3000 in
worship. Much of that growth came as a result of his leadership
in developing new, innovative forms of worship at Joy. He was the
“preaching pastor” at two of the 5 weekend services and was the point
person/creative leader over all 5 of the services.
Abingdon released Tim’s first book: A Community of Joy: How to Create
Contemporary Worship. The book was a part of a larger series
called, The Effective Church Series. Though a “niche” book, the
book went on to become a “standard” book in Church Growth Circles on
Worship and was even used in some Christian colleges/Seminaries as a
recommended text on Contemporary Worship.
out of Tim’s passion for helping pastors and church leaders better
serve their communities, he wrote other books niched to certain areas
of ministry including Unfinished Evangelism: More Than Getting Them in
the Door (Augsburg)—a book on following up with newcomers, and a
handbook on worship called, Contemporary Worship (Abingdon.)
March of 2005 he left Joy to start a sister congregation of Joy called,
Community of Grace, in Peoria, AZ. This new church start has enabled
him to pursue new ministry opportunities, specifically in the areas of
connecting the church’s mission to the wider world, resulting in 3
trips to Rwanda; and finding new ways to disciple children through
adults based on the latest in brain research and theology.
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