Warren Bird (PhD, Fordham University) is the research director of research and intellectual capital support for Leadership Network. He also spearheads ongoing research initiatives and Leadership Network’s free bi-weekly e-newsletter, Advance. Warren has written many publications for Leadership Network and also collaboratively authored or co-authored over twenty books for ministry leaders, including Next: Pastoral Succession that Works, Viral Churches, The Multi-Site Church Roadtrip, and Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work. Warren is an ordained minister through the Christian and Missionary Alliance, having served as a church planter, associate pastor, or lead pastor for fourteen years. Warren and his wife, Michelle, live just outside New York City and have two grown children.