Dr. Eric Swanson has a passion for engaging churches worldwide in the needs and dreams of their communities as a way of moving towards spiritual and societal transformation. He is a UC Berkeley grad and holds a D.Min. in Transformational Leadership in the Global City from BGU. He served with Cru for 25 years before joining the staff of Leadership Network, where he works with scores of missional churches around North America. He is an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and is co-author of The Externally Focused Church (Group, 2004), The Externally Focused Life (Group, 2009), The Externally Focused Quest (Jossey-Bass, 2010), and To Transform a City (Zondervan, 2010), and numerous articles on churches that are transforming their communities. Since 1999 Eric has also been working with Tango, currently working on a mobile-digital platform designed for life change, and since 2001 with Leadership Network as a missional specialist.