Mary Schaller served as president of Q Place, a ministry that empowers Christians to engage in meaningful conversations about God with people who believe differently. After founding three technology-related business ventures in Silicon Valley and the Boston high-tech corridor, Mary turned her attention to ministry in 1999, becoming a minister of small groups at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in the San Francisco bay area. In 2006 she graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. She is the author of How to Start a Q Place and the coauthor of The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations book and small group curriculum. Mary and her husband, Paul, who have three adult children and four grandchildren, live in the Chicago area.