State of Ministry Online is a collection of studies, surveys and research to benefit how ministries do ministry online. These studies involve surveys, interviews, web analytics and other research methods. These projects are led by Kevin Ring of Unconventional Method.
Kevin is president of Unconventional Method, a business design and strategy innovation firm specializing in strategy development, market research and insight, and creative problem solving. Kevin has helped businesses, non-profits, and ministry organizations around the world develop innovative strategies by leveraging strategic thinking, market‐insight, business theory, and kingdom perspective. Kevin brings years of experience designing strategies, conducting research, and providing insight for clients such as Google, Yahoo!, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Kaiser Permanente and other Fortune 500 companies, universities, ministries, and non‐profits.
Kevin is the founder of KingdomStrategist.com and serves as an Elder at Fourth Reformed Church. Kevin holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA from New York University. Kevin lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife Katherine, daughter Lyla, and son William.
Drew Goodmanson serves as CEO of Monk Development and as co-founder/pastor at Kaleo Church. Monk is an Internet strategy and development company that created Ekklesia 360 which is used by thousands of churches and ministries. Drew uses his 10-years of expertise in the Internet Technology field to help organizations use web technologies to fulfill their mission.
Drew’s is recognized as one of the Top Church bloggers; he wrote a chapter in Voices of the Virtual World: Participative Technology and the Ecclesial Revolution and has written for national publications like Christianity Today and CLA’s Outcomes magazine. He currently writes the ‘Church Web Strategy’ column for Christian Computing Magazine. He is a featured speaker for national conferences such as the Christian Leadership Alliance, National Outreach Convention, Christian Web Conference, National New Church Conference, Story and Cultivate Conference. Drew also serves on the Center for Church Communication Board of Directors.
Drew Goodmanson graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Business Administration. He lives in San Diego, California with his wife and Gideon & Roman his two sons.
Dr. Dave Bourgeois is Associate Professor of Information Systems at Biola University. Prior to teaching, he worked for 15 years in the Information Systems field for four different companies, including two Fortune 500 companies, experiencing many different roles within the Information Systems field: systems analyst, programmer, project leader, trainer, consultant, and helpdesk support analyst.
Dave completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technology in 2006 at Claremont Graduate University. Dave joined the Crowell School of Business faculty as an adjunct in 2002 and full time in 2003. He redesigned the requirements for the Information Systems emphasis in 2004 and works to keep the curriculum relevant. He continues to stay active in the business world, doing consulting in the area of systems design.
Dave attends Diamond Bar Evangelical Free Church, where he has served as an elder and lead a Sunday School class. Dave lives in Brea, California with his wife Marne and their six children.
Christopher is a junior at Biola University where he pursues a degree in Business Marketing and participates in the Torrey Honors Institute. Christopher also serves as the Senior Director of the 2009 Christian Web Conference, the premier web media conference for Christians in the emerging web industry. He has worked with nationally syndicated talk show host Hugh Hewitt. Christopher has held many positions working with children and currently tutors Kindergarten students in reading.