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Sam O'Neal

Sam is managing editor of the Discipleship Team at Christianity Today International, where he has worked since June of 2005. Working primarily with, Sam oversees the planning and coordination of all content featured on the site.

Sam has a passion for seeing discipleship and full-bodied Christian education done right in the local church—especially in the context of small-group communities. He has been married to a wonderful woman named Jessica for over five years, and thoroughly enjoys their young son, Daniel.

Reid Smith

Reid Smith is the Community Life pastor of the multi-site Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and the founder of the 2orMore small-group leadership training and resource ministry. Reid lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife of 13years, Lisa, and two children: Mikayela (7) and Drew (4). Reid is a passionate practitioner and forward-thinking strategist with a missional heart who has been applying "best practices" in small-group ministry operations, and leadership development for over 10 years.

Bill Search

Bill Search is the Community Groups minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating with a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute, Bill received his Masters from Wheaton College and has been a small-groups pastor for nearly a decade. In September of 2008, Bill published his first book: Simple Small Groups.

Bill Tenney-Brittian

Bill Tenny-Brittian is a senior consultant with Easum, Bandy, and Associates as well as the senior editor for Net Results magazine. He is a long-time small-group leader and has been engaged in the formal study of the small-group movement for over 15 years. His passion for spiritual development through small groups is evident in the training events and consulting work he leads across North America.

Bill is the author of several books, including Prayer for People Who Can't Sit Still, High-Voltage Spirituality, and The House Church Manual. He makes himself available for training and speaking engagements and can be reached through

Eric Metcalf

Eric Metcalf is the small-groups champion for Community Christian Church in Naperville, Illinois, and provides leadership for the small-group directors at each of its eight locations in the Chicago area. Eric is also the small-groups director for CCC's Naperville campus, in which capacity he oversees over 100 small groups.

If you're looking for a phenomenal small-groups resource, check out his blog at Eric has been married for nine years to his beautiful wife, Erin, and they have three children.

Sharina Husted

Sharina Husted is the senior director of outreach at Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan. Born and raised on the island of Maui, she has a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, an MBA from California State University, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Leadership. Prior to Trinity, Sharina served as the programming director of operations at Willow Creek and lived overseas in Budapest, Hungary, with The Alliance for Saturation Church Planting. Her corporate experience includes working for Procter & Gamble, General Electric, and Ford Motors.

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