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There are many people who contribute to the operation and content of this website, including:

Robert Banks, Director & Dean of MCSI, studied at Sydney, London and Cambridge Universities as well as Moore Theological College. He was the first Lecturer in New Testament at Macquarie University, a Fellow of the Zadok Centre in Canberra, and then founding Professor of Lay Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the De Pree Leadership Centre, both in Los Angeles.

Robert has had a lifelong connection with Inter Varsity Fellowship, ranging from faculty advisor to Christian Unions, working with its U.S. Marketplace Ministry Division, and as an author of several books for IVP.

His many publications cover biblical studies, Christian lifestyle, community building, and faith & work. Several of his books have been honored with Book of the Year awards, most recently The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity. He has also worked extensively among business people, filmmakers in Hollywood, teachers, and senior people in government. Robert lectures in the following subjects:

  • A Christian Perspective on Popular Culture
  • Spirituality of Everyday Life
  • Lifestyle Ethics

DeAnn Franklin has been with InterVarsity's Ministry In Daily Life department for nine years, the last seven as administrator and assistant to Pete Hammond. DeAnn is married and makes her home in Madison WI.

DeAnn writes and edits materials for the IVMDL site, and communicates with site contributors and the network of people who serve the "ministry in daily life" vision.

Pete Hammond is a senior staff member and vice president with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA™ and leader of its Ministry In Daily Life Resource Group, formerly known as Marketplace®. He was a pioneer of evangelism and ethnic ministries within InterVarsity and launched a ministry to students headed for the secular marketplace. His work with Marketplace resulted in numerous products aimed at graduating collegians and "marketplace Christians." These have included ten years of hosting the national "Marketplace Voices" daily radio program, and launching two marketplace newsletters. He was also the initiator, team-leader and creative developer of the award-winning Word in Life Study Bible, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. He has been on the leadership team of the Urbana® Student Missions convention for 30 years. He is widely recognized as a productive evangelist and effective lecturer. Mr. Hammond is active in church renewal and the laity movement, and serves on the board of Christianity Today. He is a Presbyterian Church (USA) elder. Pete earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and philosophy in 1959 from Houghton College, New York. He went on to receive a Master of Divinity degree in 1962 from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton MA. Pete and his wife Shirley live in Madison, WI and have three children and 9 grandchildren.

R. Paul Stevens
David J. Brown Family Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership
BA, BD (McMaster University), DMin (Fuller)

Paul Stevens' primary focus in teaching and writing is equipping the whole people of God for leadership. At Regent he reaches out to Christians who work in the "marketplace," and offers courses, workshops, and conferences aimed at helping people integrate Christianity into their everyday life. He has taught and spoken at institutions all over the world, including Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Brazil, Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, and several schools in Asia and in Kenya. He has authored numerous books, articles and Bible study guides on topics such as ministry, marriage and Christian spirituality. Paul has been a pastor, a carpenter and an Inter-Varsity staff worker. He loves to take pictures, canoe and be with his wife Gail (pictured) and their eight grandchildren.

Select Book Titles:

  • Complete Book of Everyday Christianity
    (ed. with Robert Banks)
  • The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective
  • Liberating the Laity
  • The Equipper's Guide to Every-Member Ministry
  • Disciplines of the Hungry Heart

Steve Cook currently serves as Associate Minister at High Point Church in Madison, Wisconsin. He also continues to serve as Web Manager of the Ministry in Daily Life web-site. He spent 15 years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, U.S.A., ministering with the 2100 Productions, Communications and Development, and Marketplace Teams. In 1995, Steve along with Pete Hammond and the other Marketplace staff launched the Ministry In Daily Life web-site.

Steve is married to Diann and they have two children, Matthew (16) and Michelle (13). Favorite past-time activities include restoring and sailing old sailboats and attending summer courses at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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