On behalf of the Board and leadership of The Gathering, after an extensive year-long search we are pleased to introduce Josh Kwan as the next President of The Gathering.

josh kwan

Josh has been involved with The Gathering for a decade. While he was Director of International Giving for the David Weekley Family Foundation, he has attended Gathering conferences and joined us on trips. As well, he has served as both a moderator and resource for our conferences and events. He knows The Gathering well and understands the core values of our community.

Josh currently serves as Partner & Co-Founder of Praxis, a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, where he helped build the organization from scratch. As a founding board member of Village Schools International in Tanzania, Josh understands the world of non-profits. His time with the David Weekley Family Foundation has given him extensive experience with Christian philanthropy. Josh has gained significant knowledge about the relationships between philanthropy and the work of ministries and non-profit organizations.

Previously, Josh worked as a journalist and was published in The San Jose Mercury News, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Government and earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Josh lives with his wife Jane and their two girls near San Francisco.

We are looking forward to January 1st, when Josh will officially assume his role as President of The Gathering. At that time, Fred Smith will assume the role of Founder, and will work under Josh to facilitate a successful leadership transition over the next two years.

The Gathering Board is unified and unanimous in our belief that God has uniquely gifted and prepared Josh for this position. We are excited for the vision that Josh brings us. He understands who we are and brings ideas and energy to our community. We look forward to the future of The Gathering under Josh’s leadership.

Fred Smith

Bob Caldwell, Jr.
Board Chair