If you need help getting your parish started on The Bible Challenge or forming successful Bible studies and making teaching the Bible a major focus in your parish, our consultants will be glad to work with your church and offer ongoing support and your leadership team and you. If you are interested in working with a consultant, please e-mail us.
The Rev. Marek P. Zabriskie, Founder and Director,
The Rev. Marek P. Zabriskie has served as Rector of St. Thomas’ Church since 1995. Prior to being called to St. Thomas’ Church, Marek served as the Associate Rector of St. James’s Church in Richmond, Virginia and as the Assistant to the Rector at St. George’s Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Marek studied philosophy and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia before attending seminary at the Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. Between college and seminary, Marek studied French in Paris, France and worked for three years as a journalist in Atlanta and Nashville. He introduced the Bible Challenge at St. Thomas’ this past year and after an incredible response from those within and outside the parish, now has taken it global.
Pete Enns is a widely known and respected biblical scholar (PhD, Harvard University). For the past twenty-five years, in addition to his academic work as college and seminary professor and author, he has been an active lay teacher and Bible study leader in many churches. Enns has written or edited fourteen books including the popular Inspiration and Incarnation, which is aimed at a lay audience to bridge the gap between academic study and lay knowledge of Scripture. He has also written Invitation to Genesis, a ten-week adult Bible curriculum on Genesis. He is currently working on a Bible curriculum for grades 1-12, Telling God’s Story. The parent guide book, which is the first volume in this curriculum, helps parents to understand what the Bible is as a whole in order to prepare them for teaching the Bible to their children.
The Rev. Scott Gunn
The Rev. Scott Gunn is executive director at Forward Movement, a ministry of The Episcopal Church devoted to nurturing faith and forming disciples.
Scott has also served as a parish priest in Rhode Island and in several churchwide ministries. He holds degrees from Luther College, Yale Divinity School, and Brown University. Scott is widely known as a blogger (sevenwholedays.org) and as a proponent of churches as transformational places, not merely clubs for habitual Christians. Through leading his own congregation on a journey of reading the whole Bible, Scott saw the dazzling change in people’s spiritual lives. He has consulted with several congregations on their journey of biblical exploration.