Christian Smith

Christian Smith is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology at Notre Dame University. His extensive body of work addresses issues ranging from race and religion to evangelicalism, from giving and generosity to the spiritual lives of young adults and youth. His most recent work with coauthor Amy Adamchyk is Handing Down the Faith: How Parents Pass their Religion to the Next Generation, available at Cokesbury and Amazon.

Ann A. Michel has served on the staff of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership since early 2005. She currently serves as a Senior Consultant and is co-editor of Leading Ideas e-newsletter. She also teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary in the areas of stewardship and leadership. She is the co-author with Lovett H. Weems Jr. of Generosity, Stewardship, and Abundance: A Transformational Guide to Church Finance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) available at Cokesbury and Amazon. She is also the author of Synergy: A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers (Abingdon, 2017), available at Cokesbury and Amazon.