photo of Loren Mead

Loren B. Mead (1930-2018) founded the Alban Institute in 1974. He wrote several landmark books in the 1990s: The Once and Future Church, Transforming Congregations for the Future, Five Challenges for the Once and Future Church, and Financial Meltdown in the Mainline? His last book was published in 2015: The Parish is the Issue: What I Learned and How I Learned It.