JR is a dream awakener and co-founder of Kairos Los Angeles, a network of neighborhood churches in the Los Angeles area. He serves on the board for the Ecclesia Network and GCM. He founded [nlcf] a church at Virginia Tech, and The Unembraced, a ministry to orphans in the Turkana region of Kenya. He is also the co-founder and director of The Solis Foundation that awards micro-grants to help start small businesses in Kenya. JR enjoys coaching church planters and consulting churches. He is a sought out conference speaker, a writer, as well as an avid blogger. He recently finished his book Creating a Missional Culture: Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World (IVP 2012). You can order it today. You can read a synopsis of the book here.
JR has Masters of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He will be seeking to start a doctorate or PhD program in missiology in the fall of 2012 in Europe or the states. He loves to surf, travel, and have a glass of wine with old and new friends. He enjoys watching films as well as engaging in the art of photography. He currently resides in Hollywood, California.