Dr. Tim Snyder is Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at The Lewis Center for Church Leadership as Wesley Theological Seminary. He currently serves as principal investigator of the Religious Workforce Project, a national study funded by the Lilly Endowment. As a practical theologian and a scholar of American religion, his research and teaching explore the changing landscape of religious practice in the US. His work has appeared in academic and popular publications such as CrossCurrents, The Other Journal, Ecclesial Practices, Religion Dispatches, and the Washington Post. A lifelong Lutheran, he is a candidate for the diaconate in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America where he has served as a lay minister in congregations in Texas, Minnesota, and Massachusetts.