Eric serves with Gateway Church in Austin as Lead Pastor for Gateway South and as part of the teaching team along with Senior Pastor John Burke. Known for their mottos: “no perfect people allowed” and “come as you are, but don’t stay that way.”
From 1998-2010, Eric served as part of the leadership team with Erwin McManus at Mosaic in Los Angeles, a church known for its creativity and diversity. The four years prior to that he helped plant a church in Seattle, WA.
Eric is the author of Not Like Me: Loving, Serving, and Influencing Our Divided World, mentor of the Doctorate of Ministry in Global Leadership cohort with Bethel Seminary, and creator of The Church Growth Workshop.
Eric lives with his wife, Deborah, his son Caleb and daughter Trevi near downtown in Austin, TX.