Rick Shrout was born in Marion, Indiana (1958) and grew up in Portland, Oregon from the age of seven. His work experience includes ministry in Native American communities, as well as serving as an interim pastor, cell group ministry, church planter, house church networker, public educator, and fly fishing guide. Rick’s first book, Street Crossers: Conversations with Simple Church Planters and Stories of Those Who Send Them, was published in 2011. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from George Fox University. He presently “lives on the road” and serves as an itinerant minister and writer. For leisure, Rick enjoys fly fishing, camping, and hiking. Learn more at rickshrout.com.