Skye Jethani is an author, speaker, consultant, and ordained pastor, and co-host of the popular Phil Vischer Podcast, a weekly show that blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation. Between 2004 and 2015 Skye occupied numerous roles at Christianity Today, a leading communications ministry launched by Billy Graham. He served as both the managing and senior editor of Leadership Journal, as the Director of Mission Advancement for CT, and as senior producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year, multi-city project telling the stories of Christians working for the common good of their communities.
A sought after consultant for groups facing challenges at the intersection of faith and culture like The Lausanne Movement, The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Interfaith Youth Core, Skye has written for Christianity Today‘s magazines and websites, The Washington Post, Relevant, ChurchLeaders.com, and he is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He is frequently featured on radio programs around the country, including Moody Radio’s Midday Connection, WORDfm in Pittsburgh, Chicago Public Radio’s Vocolo, and 180 with Karl Clauson on 1160am in Chicago.
Prior to his roles with Christianity Today, Skye served for six years in full-time pastoral ministry as a teaching pastor at Wellspring Alliance church (formerly Blanchard Alliance Church) in Wheaton, Illinois. He is a “Featured Preacher” on PreachingToday.com, and speaks regularly at churches, conferences, colleges, and retreats both in the U.S. and internationally. In recent years he has preached at both megachurches and led small workshops on topics including faith and consumerism, leadership, interfaith cooperation, spiritual formation, global mission, church trends, Christianity and politics, biblical justice, faith and vocation, and Common Good Christianity.
Author of numerous books, Skye also writes the WITH GOD DAILY DEVOTIONAL, a subscription-based daily email designed to help a smartphone generation begin the day with God. Ordained in the Christian & Missionary Alliance, a Protestant denomination established in 1887, Skye earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, having received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, concentrating in History and Comparative Religion with a special focus on Islam, as well as Buddhism, Judaism, and Early Christianity.
Skye and his wife, Amanda, have been friends since high school, were married in 1999, and have three children: Zoe, Isaac, and Lucy. Skye’s father immigrated to the United States from India, and growing up in a multi-ethnic home gave Skye a diverse outlook and broad exposure to cultures. Before college he had already traveled to nearly 30 foreign countries on 5 continents. Skye is a nickname; his given name, Akash, is a Hindi name that means sky.