George Barna is the Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute. He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and has been President of Metaformation, a faith development organization, since 2009. He has also been a pollster in three presidential campaigns. Barna has written more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural trends, leadership, spiritual development, and church dynamics. After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two Masters degrees from Rutgers University and has a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University.