Skye Jethani is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and ordained pastor. He also serves as the co-host of the popular Phil Vischer Podcast, a weekly show than blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation. Skye is the president of Measure the Clouds, a non-profit organization helping a post-Christian generation discover a ravishing vision of life with God. He also leads SkyPilot Media which develops multimedia resources for use by churches, colleges, and community groups navigating the intersection of faith and culture.
For over a decade, Skye served in numerous editorial and executive roles at Christianity Today, a communications ministry launched by Billy Graham in 1956. His roles there included Managing and Executive Editor of Leadership Journal, Director of Mission Advancement, and Senior Producer of This Is Our City, a multi-city, multi-year project telling the stories of Christians working for the common good of their communities. He also helped CT pioneer new projects to engage younger audiences and church leaders, and he is a Featured Preacher on CT’s Preaching Today website.
Skye has been a sought after consultant for groups facing challenges at the intersection of religion and society like The Lausanne Movement, The White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Interfaith Youth Core. Beyond writing for Christianity Today’s publications, Skye’s work has also been featured in The Washington Post, Relevant, ChurchLeaders.com, The Huffington Post, and he has been quoted in The New York Times. Skye is frequently featured on radio programs around the country including Moody Radio, WORDfm in Pittsburgh, Chicago Public Radio’s Vocolo, and he has been interviewed on PBS Television.
Skye served for six years in full-time pastoral ministry at Wellspring (formerly Blanchard) Alliance Church in Wheaton, Illinois, as a teaching pastor and also helped launch the church’s second campus in Warrenville, Illinois, in 2006. Skye now speaks regularly at churches, conferences, colleges, and retreats both in the U.S. and internationally. He has spoken at multiple Q Conferences, Catalyst Conferences, Newsong Church in Irvine, California, Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trinity Grace Church in NYC, Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, the U.S. Naval Academy, and Onnuri Community Church in Seoul, South Korea. He has also led spiritual retreats and workshops for marketplace leaders both in the United States and India.
Skye is ordained in the Christian & Missionary Alliance, a Protestant denomination with approximately 5o,000 members in the US and Canada, and an additional 8 million in 75 other countries. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree in 2001 from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Skye served as a pastoral intern at Libertyville Evangelical Free Church and a student chaplain at Lake Forest Hospital. Miami University in Oxford. Ohio, is where Skye conducted his undergraduate studies in History and Comparative Religion with a special focus on Islam. He also studied Buddhism, Judaism, and Early Christianity.
Skye and his wife, Amanda, have been friends since high school. They were married in 1999 and currently live in Wheaton, Illinois, with their three children, Zoe, Isaac, and Lucy. Skye’s father immigrated to the United Slates from India in 1970 to complete his medical training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. His mother was a nurse and native Chicagoan. Growing up in a multiethnic home gave Skye diverse outlook and broad exposure to cultures that continues to influence his teaching and writing. Before college he had already traveled to nearly 30 countries on five continents. Skye grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and graduated from Glenbard South High School.
WHAT KIND OF NAME IS SKYE, ANYWAY?
In this brief talk from the Q conference in 2017, Skye explains the story behind his unusual name.