Brian Sanders

Vice President of Collective Impact Alliances

As a serial entrepreneur, Brian has helped to start hundreds of missional enterprises, including churches, nonprofits, and businesses all over the world. Most notably, Brian is the founder and former Executive Director of the Underground Network; an international coalition of mission driven communities; creating ecosystems of faith, creativity, and empowered social enterprise. Based in Tampa, the Underground now has movement hubs in 17 cities and 7 countries.

Brian is a specialist in systems theory, change management, and collective impact. He holds degrees in Communication (BA, University of Florida), Religion (MA, University of South Florida), and Applied Theology (MA, Spurgeon’s College, London). He is the author of 8 books including Underground Church (Zondervan, 2018) and Microchurches: A Smaller Way (UGM, 2019), and The 6 Seasons of Calling (Moody, 2022). Brian and his wife Monica have 6 children, 4 adults and 2 still living at home. They have just returned to Tampa after living and working for the last 2 years in Dublin Ireland.