Rev. Dr. Bruce G. Epperly has served as a congregational pastor, university chaplain, professor, and seminary administrator for over forty years. He is currently Senior Pastor of South Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Centerville, Massachusetts. He is the author of more than fifty books on practical theology, ministry, and spirituality, healing and wholeness, and process theology, including Walking with Francis of Assisi: From Privilege to Activism, The Mystic in You: Discovering a God-filled World, the award-winning Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry, and Mystics in Action: Twelve Saints for Today. He lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with his wife Rev. Dr. Katherine Gould Epperly, his son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.