Jake Owensby is the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana. Author of five books on everyday spirituality, a speaker, and a retreat leader, Jake focuses on helping people discover meaning and purpose in their own lives. His most recent book is Looking for God in Messy Places.

Before entering ordained ministry, Jake earned the PhD in philosophy from Emory University and served as a professor at Jacksonville University. Since that time he has viewed himself as a kind of spiritual midwife, helping people see for themselves what makes life worth living.

He has three adult children, three grandchildren, and lives in Alexandria, Louisiana, with his wife, Joy. Their rescue pup Gracie is alway by their side. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.