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Alexander Lang grew up in Virginia and attended Rice University on a NCAA swimming scholarship, Oxford University and Princeton Theological Seminary. A former PC(USA) pastor, Alex worked in church ministry for 20 years. Known for his distinctive style of blending culture, science and philosophy into his messages, Alex led a 1000-member church comprised of people from all over the Chicago-land area.

Since leaving the church, Alex has transitioned into speaking at corporate events, industry conferences and schools where he draws on his experience of leadership, team management and cultural change to craft messages that instruct, inspire and transform. Alex’s skill with storytelling and media allows him to create unique presentations that capture the audience’s attention. Alex’s goal is for everyone to walk away with a deeper understanding of the topic and themselves.


Alex is the author of three books: Restorative Faith, Restorative Beauty, and the children’s book, The Forest. Alex’s Restorative Faith website, blog and podcast have garnered more than 450,000 views. As a result, Alex is a sought-after voice both inside and outside of religious communities.


Alex continues to officiate weddings and is also a filmmaker whose feature film Shadows (2008) won Best in Show in a regional film festival. Alex’s interests include bodybuilding and deep conversation with people who want to dig into the most complex issues we face as humans. When he’s not speaking, working on books, podcasts or short films, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

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