Bob Fryling grew up in Philadelphia. He received a bachelor of science degree in Material Science from Drexel University while working for Ford Motor Co. in research and development. Bob worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as a campus staff member, regional director and human resources director before serving as national director of campus ministries. He was then publisher of InterVarsity Press for nineteen years. Bob also has a master’s degree from Wheaton Graduate School in Intercultural Studies.

Bob has retired from InterVarsity and now works part-time as a publishing and leadership consultant. His interests, experience and expertise are in areas of spiritual formation, cultural engagement and organizational leadership. Bob is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Leadership Ellipse: Shaping How We Lead by Who We Are.

Bob has been married to Alice for 49 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. Alice is a spiritual director and has authored eight books including, Mirror for the Soul: A Christian View of the Enneagram. Bob and Alice live in Monument, Colorado.