Nancy T. Ammerman is Professor of Sociology of Religion, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut. She is the author of Congregation and Community. (1998)
Jackson W. Carroll is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Professor of Religion and Society, and Director of the J. M. Ormond Center for Research, Planning, and Development in the Divinity School of Duke University. He is author of several books, including As One With Authority: Reflective Leadership in Ministry.
William McKinney is President and Professor of American Religion at Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California. He is co-author of American Mainline Religion and the Responsibility People. (1998)
Carl S. Dudley was Co-director of the Center for Social and Religious Research and Professor of Church and Community at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut. He is author of several books, including Making the Small Church Effective and Basic Steps Toward Community Ministry. (1998)