Gregg Kaufman served for 30 years as an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor and ten years on the faculty of Georgia College & State University. He coordinated the university’s American Democracy Project program and served as a consultant for the New York Times Education Division. In 2014 the American Association of State Colleges and Universities American Democracy Project awarded Kaufman the inaugural Barbara Burch Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement Award. He is a Charles F. Kettering Foundation Research Associate with a particular interest in introducing deliberative dialogue to faith-based communities and served a three-year NIFI Board term. Kaufman is active in Jacksonville civil discourse endeavors and works with the University of North Florida Hicks Honors College, Leadership Jacksonville, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, among other organizations. He and his wife, Linda, children, and grandchildren live in Oak Leaf, a community in Orange Park, Florida.