“Brandan is a bold and courageous spiritual leader.”

Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

Brandan Robertson is a noted author, activist, theologian, and pastor, working at the intersections of spirituality and social renewal. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego, CA and serves as the Executive Director of Metanoia.  

A prolific writer, he is the author or contributing author to nine books on spirituality and theology. (View his books here) He also writes regularly for Patheos, and has bylines in TIME Magazine, Dallas Morning News, The Huffington Post, NBC, and The Washington Post

Every year, Robertson speaks to thousands of people across the globe and has been an honored speaker at renowned institutions like The White House, Oxford University, The U.S. Peace Corps Headquarters, and The Parliament of the World’s Religions. He has taught seminars at San Francisco Theological Seminary, Disciples Seminary Foundation, and is a consultant and facilitator with Auburn Theological Seminary. He is also a founding member of The Union of Affirming Christians, and has served as a board member and advisor to the Democratic National Convention, Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, Red Letter Christians, and The Humane Society.

Named by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top faith-leaders leading the fight for human rights, Robertson has worked with political and social leaders around the world to end conversion therapy and promote LGBT+ rights. Robertson currently serves as the co-chair of San Diego Pride’s DevOUT Interfaith Coalition, has served as the national spokesperson of Evangelicals For Marriage Equality and developed the Evangelical Outreach Program for Faith In Public Life and the Bridging the Divides Program for Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. 

Robertson received his B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Theology from Moody Bible Institute, his Masters of Theological Studies focused on sexual and gender justice from Iliff School of Theology, and is pursuing his Masters in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University. He currently resides in San Diego, CA. 


In these times of reconfigurations and re-alignments within global spirituality, Brandan Robertson stands out as a thinker and as one of the young leaders whom we would be wise to watch and to listen to. His vocation and dedication are ever-present in what he writes and says and creates.
— Phyllis Tickle, Founding Editor of Religion at Publishers Weekly
Exhibiting clarity, wisdom, and insight that belie his youth, Brandan Robertson has emerged as an exciting voice and leader... Robertson’s work is highly instructive—and a true inspiration.
— Tom Krattenmaker, Columnist at USA Today
The thing about Brandan is he’s really intelligent and he has a huge heart but he’s also fearless, and it’s that alchemy that makes him such a compelling voice for the new thing that Jesus is up to in the world.
— Rob Bell, New York Times Best Selling Spirituality Author
Brandan is an amazing and brave spokesperson for the Spirit in the context of his generation.
— Dr. Diana Butler Bass, Author, Grounded: A Spiritual Revolution