James Bryan Smith hold a masters of divinity from Yale University Divinity School, and doctor of ministry from Fuller Seminary. He is a theology professor at Friends University and a writer and speaker in the area of Christian spiritual formation. He also serves as the director of the Christian Spiritual Formation Institute at Friends University. READ MORE
A founding member of Richard J. Foster’s spiritual renewal ministry, Renovaré, Smith is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served in various capacities in local churches. In addition to The Apprentice Series, Smith is also the author of A Spiritual Formation Workbook, Devotional Classics (with Richard Foster), Embracing the Love of God, Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven and Room of Marvels. Jim and his wife Meghan are parents of Jake and Hope.