Damian Gerke is on the leadership team of 1Body Church. He is married to Cheryl, his wife of 30+ years, and they have three grown children.

Damian has a diverse background that includes working as a design engineer in the aerospace industry, in vocational pastoral ministry and leadership and development coaching. He has written a book on leadership (Taking the Lead: What Riding a Bike Can Teach You About Leadership) and has an upcoming book on disciple-making movement strategy coming out soon: In the Way: Church As We Know It Can Be a Discipleship Movement (Again). He blogs regularly about leadership and life issues at, as well as faith and church leadership issues here at


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