G. Jeffrey MacDonald
G. Jeffrey MacDonald is an award-winning journalist and the author of Part-Time is Plenty, a new book that explores how mainline Protestant congregations are rethinking their pastorates and thriving without full-time clergy. His first book, Thieves in the Temple: The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul , received third place for Religion Nonfiction Book of the Year from the Religion News Association. His reporting has appeared in USA Today, The Boston Globe Magazine and TIME among other outlets. He also serves as part-time pastor of First Parish Church of Newbury, UCC in Newbury, Massachusetts. The BTS Center awarded Jeff a 2016 Innovation Incubator Compass Grant to support his research on vitality in churches with part-time clergy.