Gary Roberts is an educator, trainer and coach whose primary interest is strengthening the missional capacity of Jesus-followers by increasing their competency in missional leadership, cultural intelligence, and community listening. Gary has served the Church as pastor, nonprofit executive director, seminary professor, and consultant. He serves as part-time faculty at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, teaching on all things culture as it relates to ministry and intercultural communication. Gary holds degrees in Intercultural Ministry and Global and Contextual Studies and is certified by the Christian Community Development Association as both a practitioner and trainer in Christian Community Development. He is also an association member and board member of Communities First Association, working ecumenically toward neighborhood transformation using the principles of Asset-Based Community Development.