Doug Fields estuvo involucrado en el ministerio juvenil por mï¿½s de 2 dï¿½cadas, y es autor de unos 30 libros -incluidos ï¿½Ministerio juvenil con propï¿½sitoï¿½ y ï¿½Tus primeros dos aï¿½os en el ministerio juvenilï¿½. Es egresado del Seminario Teolï¿½gico Fuller, en el que obtuvo una maestrï¿½a en divinidades. Asimismo, fue pastor de jï¿½venes en la iglesia Saddleback y es orador frecuente en eventos de Especialidades Juveniles.Erik Rees is the 'Chief Encouragement Officer' of the Jessie Rees Foundation. He is also the pastor of Life Mission at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, where he has worked alongside Rick Warren since 1997. Prior to Saddleback, Erik worked in the training and development field for many years, helping companies and senior leaders develop effective ways to reach their goals. He is the author of S.H.A.P.E.: Finding and Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose For Life and of Only You Can Be You. Erik is also a certified life coach through the Tom Patterson Life Planning Institute, and trains other coaches. He and his wife, Stacey, live in Orange County, CA, with their children Shaya and JT, and their three dogs.
Evangelical pastor Richard Duane "Rick" Warren was born in San Jose, California on January 28, 1954. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He worked at the Texas Ranch for Christ before founding the megachurch Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California in 1980. He has written or co-written several books including The Purpose Driven Church, The Purpose Driven Life, and The Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Eating for Life. He has lectured as a theologian at many universities and seminaries and was chosen in 2008 by President-elect Obama to give the invocation at his inauguration ceremony.