Dr. Sean Benesh is the Director of Intrepid which focuses on combining church planting, community economic development, and startups for the betterment of communities. He has a Master’s degree from Simpson University, a DMin in Transformational Leadership for the Global City from Bakke Graduate University, and post-doctoral studies at Portland State University in urban studies. Sean has written eleven books on the subject of cities and church planting, is the senior editor of the International Journal of Urban Transformation, and currently teaches at two universities in Portland.
In 2013 Sean started an urban-focused publishing company which he sold in 2015. In that same year he also launched Loam Coffee. Both startups were created with zero funding but lots of dreams, ideas, and passion.