Dr. Douglas Fragerstrom has been the Sr. Vice President of Converge Worldwide since 2010.Doug has served in full-time ministry positions since 1973 as a youth pastor, minister of music, single adult pastor, pastor of adult ministries and executive pastor. Churches he has served in: Dalton Baptist Church, Mich. (1972-1975 and 1986-1990), Mission Hills Baptist Church, Colo. (1975-1979), Wooddale Church, Minn. (1979-1986) and Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1990-2003). Doug also served as President of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary from 2003-2009.
Author of Written in My Soul and U2 at the End of the World. He is senior vice-president and editorial director of VH1. Flanagan has written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Spy, and many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
Jim Smoke is an internationally known author, speaker, and life coach. He has been a pioneer in the divorce recovery field for more than 30 years. Along with serving as a singles pastor, Jim has written more than 18 books geared to the single and single-again community worldwide including his bestselling Growing Through Divorce (nearly 600,000 copies sold). Jim and his wife, Carol, live in California.