Marc Roland planted and pastored churches in the 1970s, followed by a long stretch teaching and working with at-risk youth. Today Marc pastors his flock four nights a week at Roland Wines in Longview, Washington.
Over time, Marc came to prioritize learning over teaching. He writes: "I’m a big fan of learning. I spent twenty years in education and most of that time working with at-risk youth. What dawned on me after a few years in the classroom was that what most kids needed was a guide—someone who would listen to them in order to find out what motivated them. Before that, I spent too much time telling them what they needed to learn in order for them to be happy and successful. I believe everyone wants to learn innately, but natural curiosity is often killed by systems that are tailored to benefit the delivery system, not the individual."