Building on Alain Lea’s Founding Vision

We continue to partner with teachers who live and teach from this same vision, broadening our programs and their reach to serve a new generation of seekers.

Our Team

As Apostle Alain Lea enters a busy chapter of public life, Christ In All Nations (CIAN) faces a unique opportunity to build upon the legacy of his decades of teaching in support of the emerging of a renewed generation of leaders within Christianity.

A key priority for us at the CIAN has been to effectively partner with an expanding team of gifted faculty to serve as elders, teachers, and spiritual leaders to continue serving and building on Apostle’s founding vision for many years to come—potentially even more powerfully than ever before.

Core Faculty of Christ In All Nations

In 2021 the CIAN and its Living School were blessed with the additions of several ministers of the Gospel around the globe, joining Alain Lea and his team of leaders as the core Faculty of the CIAN.

We continue to partner with teachers who live and teach from this same vision, broadening our programs and their reach to serve the spiritual needs of a new generation of seekers. In all things, we remain committed to our founding mission to offer Christian teaching that transforms and liberates individuals and communities in service to the healing work of love and compassion.

ALAIN LEA

is the Founding Director of Christ in All Nations. He is an international minister, philanthropist and author for more than a decade. Alain is known for his bold and uncompromising approach to God’s Word. His resources have been translated into several languages, and thousands of copies have been given away worldwide. When he is at home, you can find Alain playing golf or trying to make a good meal.

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CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT

is a modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader. She divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage in Maine and a demanding schedule traveling globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom paths.

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JAMES FINLEY

is a contemplative practitioner and clinical psychologist. Drawing from his experience as a former monk and spiritual directee of Thomas Merton, Jim offers trustworthy guidance for the spiritual journey through this website, online courses, and occasional retreats.

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BARBARA HOLMES

is a spiritual teacher, activist, and scholar focused on African American spirituality, mysticism, cosmology and culture. She is President Emerita of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (2012-2016), and also served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Memphis Theological Seminary (2005-2010).

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BRIAN D. MCLAREN

is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” that is just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good.

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