Robert Schnase is bishop of the Rio Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Schnase is the author of Five
Practices of Fruitful Congregations, a best-selling book on congregational ministry that has ignited a common interest
among churches and their leaders around its themes of radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development,
risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity. Five Practices has reached a global community with
translations in Korean, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, and German. Robert is also the author of Just Say Yes!,
Receiving God's Love, Remember the Future, Five Practices of Fruitful Living, and others.