history of REVEAL for Me
REVEAL for Me: Spiritual Life Development was developed based on the research gathered over the last decade through the REVEAL for Church: Spiritual Life Survey. Born from state-of-the art research tools and the expertise of our veteran research professionals, the REVEAL for Church survey provides churches with a proven way to know whether or not their people are growing—in their relationship with Christ, and in their love of God and others.
The survey has been used by over 2,000 churches, representing over 500,000 congregants. Church leaders and individuals have often requested that something be developed from the research to help individuals in their spiritual development. REVEAL For Me was created to specifically to help individuals, in the context of relationships, assess and develop in nine key areas for spiritual growth.
REVEAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Mindy Caliguire is the founder of Soul Care, a spiritual formation ministry that exists to increase “soul health” in the body of Christ. She previously served as the Director of Transformation Ministry for the Willow Creek Association (WCA) and currently serves on the senior management team at Gloo.
Mindy serves as a frequent speaker and leadership consultant, working with local churches and national organizations such as Renovare, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Salvation Army, and Willow Creek Community Church. She contributes to Leadership and Conversations journals. Her books include STIR: Spiritual Transformation in Relationships, Become Like Jesus, Discovering Soul Care, Spiritual Friendship, Simplicity, as well as Write for Your Soul: The Whys and Hows of Journaling, with her husband, Jeff Caliguire.
Matt Smay is currently an enterprise sales lead at Gloo, a company that helps individuals and organizations anywhere exercise their desire to bring out the best in their people and teams. He is a writer, coach, and consultant specializing in engineering missional movement. He enjoys coaching church planters, developing training systems, and helping existing congregations move deeper into mission.
Along with starting two churches, he spent 10 years as a co-founder of Missio, a non-profit training organization and Missio Publishing, a company focused on developing resources for churches. Matt has authored, The Tangible Kingdom, The Tangible Kingdom Primer, and AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church. He has a MA in Organizational Leadership, a BS in Biblical Studies, and a BA is Business Administration. Matt lives in the Denver area with his wife Maren and two daughters.
Judson Poling is currently President of Cambia Resources, LLC a consulting and team development firm. He is a freelance writer and life-coach, and spent 29 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church doing a variety of roles including volunteer leadership development and authoring innovative growth resources. He is also the founding Board Chairman of The Crucible Project, a non profit transformational retreat ministry for men with chapters in the United States and Australia.
Judson is a prominent Christian writer, with more than 1.8 million copies of his books in circulation. Most recently, he co-authored the study guides for Fight: Winning the Battles that Matter Most with Craig Groeschel and The Making of a Man: How Men and Boys Honor God and Live with Integrity with Heisman trophy winner Tim Brown.
He has three Silver Medallion awards from the ECPA; a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; and a BA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He raised two (now adult) children, Anna and Ryan, without killing either one of them—so he now can spoil his two grandsons Max and Jack. He also managed to get his wife, Deb Poling, to stay married to him since 1978.
Originally from South Africa, Dr. Adéle Booysen has spent more than 20 years working in a variety of ministry settings in Africa, Asia, and North and Central America. A high school English teacher by training, Adéle's international career took off when she joined Overseas Radio & Television in Taipei, Taiwan, as an editor. Other career highlights include teaching English and ministering to international students at Azusa Pacific University in California, serving at an orphanage and training center in rural Kenya, and overseeing Compassion International's former Leadership Development Program in Asia.
Adéle's doctoral research focused on vocational theology, particularly on the integration of faith, life and work. Through participating in Larry Crabb’s School of Spiritual Direction, Adéle became engrossed in the field of spiritual formation. In addition to teaching online courses for Bakke Graduate University, Adéle serves as a writer and editor on the REVEAL team. She now calls Belize home.
Devon Kline is passionate about leadership and soul development, and cares deeply about equipping individuals, teams and organizations who are investing in the growth of others. Devon discovered and developed this passion during a 10 year tenure in church ministry, and now supports Champions at Gloo toward the same effort.
Prior to joining Gloo, Devon developed digital experiences for leadership and spiritual development serving ministry leaders around the world. Over the years, Devon served as the Director of Leadership Institute for Transformation at the Willow Creek Association. Director of Axis Community Life at Willow Creek Community Church and a Youth Pastor in Edmond Oklahoma.
Dr. Peter Larson has spent his career as a psychologist specializing in Assessment Design, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Research. As a licensed psychologist at Gloo, he is using his skills and experience to serve organizations by helping them truly know their users with solid assessment tools and sound research approaches. Over the years, Peter has also been President of Life Innovations and Director of Research and Clinical Services for Smally Institute of Marriage. He co-authored PREPARE & ENRICH and Couple Checkup Assessments and is a co-creator of the MCORE Assessment.
Peter also published four books including: The Couple Checkup, 10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage, $10 Great Dates: Connecting Love, Marriage & Fun on a Budget
and She's Almost a Teenager: Essential Conversation to Have Now.