Henry G. Brinton, a graduate of Duke University and Yale Divinity School, is the senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He writes frequent editorials about religion and culture for USA Today, the Washington Post, and other publications. A regular contributor to the preaching journal Homiletics, he is the author or co-author of five books including The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012). His wife Nancy Freeborne Brinton is a professor in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University, and they have two grown children, Sadie and Sam. An endurance athlete, Henry has completed a marathon, triathlon, or century bike ride a year since he turned 40 in the year 2000.