Jason Barger

Jason Barger is an Author, Speaker, Consultant, and Creator of the Step Back from the Baggage Claim Movement - featured by the New York Times, ABC News, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, the Seattle Times, the International Herald Tribune, and many other spots worldwide.

Before taking off to sleep in airports and observe human behavior, Barger led over 1,700 people to construct 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty. He also implemented the Streets Mission Project to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. As the former director of First Community Churchís Camp Akita, he designed programming focused on living with joy, love, compassion, faith, and service for over 1,900 campers per summer.

Jason is a graduate of Denison University, where he served as captain of the menís basketball team, and then received certification from Georgetown University in Nonprofit Executive Management. In 2004, he was one of five people in Columbus, Ohio, to receive a Jefferson Award, a national award given to "ordinary people doing extraordinary things."

Today, Jason, his wife Amy, and their three children, Will, Benton and Brooke, live in Columbus, Ohio. Jason is an author, consultant, servant-leader, creative Think-Tanker, and respected speaker. He adds value to organizations that are passionate about Culture Creation, Leadership Development, and bringing their Mission to life everyday.