Get to know the leadership behind ELI and link to their online pages and profiles.

John Burke – President & Founder

john burkeJohn Burke is the lead pastor at Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas. He is the author of No Perfect People Allowed and Soul Revolution, How Imperfect People Become All God Intended . John founded ELI to mobilize leaders who would raise the church up out of the culture while maintaining biblical integrity. Before starting Gateway, John was the executive director of ministries at Willow Creek Community Church. He and his wife Kathy are the parents of two children, Ashley and Justin.

You can follow him at: http://twitter.com/johnburke_
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Craig Whitney – Executive Director

craig whitneyCraig spent over 20 years in church ministry in roles that ranged from youth guy to church planter. His passion for facilitating kingdom growth led him to create ImpactPoint Strategies in 2004 where he helped pastors, churches and entrepreneurs increase their kingdom impact. As the Executive Director of ELI, he now oversees the development and implementation of ELI’s collaborative strategy for mobilizing leaders to start and multiply new churches out of the culture. He lives in Sacramento with the cutest girl in his 4th Grade Sunday School class and their two teenage children.

You can follow him at: http://twitter.com/craigwhitney