Alan Weissenbacher is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California and will complete his degree in May of 2017. After earning a B.S. in biology and an M.Div from Asbury Theological Seminary, Alan worked for six years at a Christian drug rehabilitation center in Colorado. After witnessing firsthand how people recover from deeply ingrained addictions, he was inspired to further explore the connection between faith and neuroscience.

His current research aims to show how neuroscience can inform traditional spiritual formation practices within the Christian church. He speaks and teaches on practically applying these principles to the life of faith.