Victoria Loorz is a spiritual director and cofounder of the Wild Church Network and Seminary of the Wild. She is founding pastor of the Church of the Wild in Ojai, California, and Bellingham, Washington. Loorz earned her MDiv from Fuller Seminary and has a background in strategic visioning, product development, and marketing with large organizations like the Walt Disney, WellPoint Insurance, and World Vision. She has become a leading voice for including the natural world as a companion on the spiritual journey. Loorz's work and ministry have been covered by Spirituality & Health, Religion News Service, and other outlets, and she began the research for this book with a grant from Louisville Institute's Pastoral Study program. Loorz lives in Bellingham, Washington.