GEORGE BARNA is the founder and directing leader of The Barna Group, a full service marketing research company in Ventura, California, that specializes in research for Christian ministries. George Barna is the best-selling author of books, such as Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions, Grow Your Church from the Outside In, The Frog in the Kettle and Boiling Point. He is also the publisher of The Barna Update, a free biweekly research report published online at www.barna.org.
MARK HATCH is a professional member of the World Futures Society and ran a major futures research project for a Fortune 500 company. He has worked with numerous renowned futures-related institutions including the MIT Media Lab, The Institute for the Future, and the Global Business Network. He has been quoted in Wired and Computerworld, has presented at various technology conferences and made numerous radio appearances. Besides being a former Green Beret, Mark co-authored Boiling Point with George Barna, holds an M.B.A. from the Drucker Center at the Claremont Graduate University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Irvine. He lives with his wife and two sons in Southern California.