I'm Adam McHugh and I am the the author of Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture. I'm a writer, spiritual director, and speaker, and I'm an aspiring wine sommelier. No seriously.
What gets me up in the morning are the thoughts that I need to write down. I am working on a second book with InterVarsity Press that I'm trying to persuade them to call "The Listening Life." I'm slowly growing my CV, and I have been published in The Christian Century, The Washington Post, Leadership Journal, RELEVANT Magazine, Psychology Today, Conversations Journal, among other publications and websites. Rumor has it I'm the only one to ever write a guest post for Ann Voskamp's A Holy Experience. I've been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Psychology Today, and the Huffington Post. I even served as a guest chaplain in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 28th, 2012. One time there was a really heavy door, and I opened it. On one pull.
I grew up in Seattle and very much miss the rain, but now I live in Claremont, California, which I love too, especially when there is snow on the mountains. I have degrees from Claremont McKenna College and Princeton Seminary. I also received my spiritual direction certification through the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
When I'm not writing, I watch a lot of Seattle sports, play a fair amount of golf, cook spicy foods, take long introspective walks, and drink some good wines. I'm still trying to discover what makes for the "good life," but I have a suspicion it involves following Jesus to the bitter end.